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What's a partially color blind musician to do for a living?

Find someone you trust to take you clothes shopping,

then become a best selling artist, of course!

Owen Garratt was born in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada in 1968 and has very quickly become a best selling artist - while remaining a well kept secret.  Over fifteen hundred corporations across the United States and Canada - including BMW, Cargill, ReMax, Cummins, CNR, Hertz, GE Capitol, H&R Block, Merrill Lynch, Owens-Corning and the R.C.M.P. have purchased his work, and his art can be found in collections on four continents.

As Owen likes to put it; he's '¦completely unencumbered by formal instruction and his art is strictly black and white.

'I didn't realise that I was ˜color-impaired' until I was 19, when I tried to join the Naval Reserve as a summer job.  Surprise!  I'm not totally color blind, but if it's not a real vibrant, primary color, all I get is mud.  So unless I wanted a career painting Amazonian tree frogs, it was pencil for me!

In addition to being a World Class artist, Owen is a former full time freelance drummer, an avid bookworm and writer, an intrepid adventurer, a great outdoors loving, husband, father and all round Good Joe. Dean Mortensen is also a freelance storyboard artist who has similar interests in film direction for major productions and television commericals.

Oddly enough, he's not the wild-haired, tie-dyed, over-emoting, flaky artist type; he's a red meat eating, clean shaven, six-foot guy next door.

'I drew a lot as a kid but as I hit my teens, I got into music, sports, and all of

 the other teenage hair-raisers.  I didn't quit drawing; I just never got around

 to it.  When I was 27, I drew a tiger for a Christmas present, and it was a big hit.  An argument with a girlfriend who thought it stunk was the spark that got me to take it up seriously.  I was stung into proving that I could do art, and I sold over 900 prints of my very next drawing¦which is a little is puzzling, because those first drawings were so bad they nearly hung themselves!

 


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