An artist, screenwriter, and filmmaker, Rob Owen has been creating art since he was old enough to hold a crayon. Since receiving his bachelors of fine arts degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Owen has worked as a professional artist. He specializes in writing, graphic design, drawing, photography, videography, and painting.
A native of the South, Owen has lived in Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina. Although he did not move to New Orleans until high school, his fascination with its people and culture began much earlier. During his early years in the Crescent City, his natural affinity for art and storytelling truly flourished. In 2006, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, Owen was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme cancer, a typically fatal disease. While fighting for his life, Owen explored art and writing as a means of acceptance and emotional healing. He is one of the rare survivors of this cancer. Owen lives in New Orleans with his wife, two daughters, a dog, and a cat.
Edie Carol Owen, Rob Owen’s daughter, is a native New Orleanian. Her joyful curiosity and adeptness with her own ninety-six crayons were part of the inspiration for this story.