Showing posts with label Paris Tennessee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paris Tennessee. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

World War Exhibit In Paris

Just a couple of the photos I took today at the Paris/Henry County Heritage Center.  They are setting up an exhibit on World War I and World War II.

You can see more on my Facebook page at Artist Lee Owenby.  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Release

A whimsical and loose interpretation of an Evening In Paris with fireworks.  Painted with acrylics on a 10" x 30" gallery wrapped canvas.
To purchase the original, please inquire.
To purchase prints.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's Fall Y'all!

Click image for a better look.

One of my favorite’s from North Poplar Street in Paris, Tennessee.  Available as an acrylic or metal print or on canvas or as a greeting card from my online gallery at

Hope you have a happy Fall!

Monday, June 17, 2013

New Art

My latest works ...

"Mid Autumn"
Acrylic on 12"x12" gallery wrapped canvas.

Both of the above are available at Herron & Wills Co.
on court square in downtown Paris, Tennessee.
100 East Washington Street - 731-642-2494
They also have a few of my art prints and a couple of my "Paris" signs like this.
On 8"x24 gallery wrapped canvas.
Thank you for coming by!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Winning Photos

Can't believe it's been so long since I posted here. I've been really busy and time has just flown by.

I did take a couple of hours this week to mat and frame some photos for the 21st Annual Paris Henry County Arts Council Photo Showcase right down the road in Paris, Tennessee.

Sit A Bit
Honorable Mention

Elvis at the Paris City Auditorium
2nd Place Winner Computer Composition

Glad I took the time to enter.  Both of these are part of my "Windows On The Square" series about downtown Paris, Tennessee and can be purchses at Merison's or T. F. Rice & Co.  (See links in top right corner.

Friday, August 31, 2012

New Release

Sit A Bit
This is the newest addition to my series "Windows On The Square."  A series about the way I see downtown Paris, Tennessee.    The original photograph was taken in front of the new location for Jack's Java on  Courthouse Square.

This will be a limited edition of 30 prints.  Print size is 7"x 9" on 8"x10" archival paper with archival ink.  Each print will be signed and numbered.  Loose prints $20.00, prints matted in white for 11"x14" framing for $30.00.  

Prints will soon be available at Jack's Java, Merison's, and T.F. Rice and Co.  Or you may pre-order by emailing me. (See contact information toward the top right of this page.)

Prints may also be special ordered in sepia or black and white as shown below - though I much prefer the color in this one.


 I think this will become one of my favorite scenes of Paris. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Some of the folks who sell my art.

Went by Merison’s today to check on my artwork sales.

Just one of many art pieces I have at Merison's.

But when I came in the door ….

I fell in love with this chair. Isn’t it great! It’s round and it turns. My inner child just loved it!

And apparently … so does Susan Jones!

While I was there I saw some paintings by two of my favorite local artist - Eleanor Baker and Ann Stapp.


And gorgeous pottery by Ridgehaven Studios.

Snapped this photo just because I thought the set up was so purty! Someone needs to make this into an art piece. Maybe I will. Check back later! …. Seriously.


Back to my art work and Merison’s. Yes! Merison’s is one of several places that carry my art.

And it doesn’t hurt that they are happy, fun loving folks.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The following was originally posted on July 12, 2011.   A special thanks to Paris! Magazine for writing such a nice article about this in their June 2012 edition.

I know you ask sometimes, “Where does she get these ideas?” Well, this is how “Elvis at the Paris City Auditorium” came about.

During the North Poplar Street Yard Sale last month, my Aunt Jane took me on a tour though some back yards. There was a sign she wanted me to see at the old Paris City Auditorium. The sign had something to do with Elvis.

We traveled down the driveway of Carol & Kenny Doster. We passed this Peace Sign.

Then we passed this really big paw print.

Did you know Bigfoot lived on North Poplar??
Then we came upon the old Paris City Auditorium.

It was a little sad to see it this way. According to Visit Downtown Paris - “This building was used for everything from basketball games to concerts. In its hey day of the 50’s and 60’s, everyone from Elvis to Jerry Lee Lewis to Flatt and Scruggs performed there. There are a million memories and songs permeating that building!”

We went inside.

There was a little old ....

And some new ...
And then,
I saw this.
And ... well, I became inspired.
So, I took this photo ....

And turned it into this.

Then I added the Elvis sign I had seen inside....

and put it on the front porch to get this.

And then I really got carried away. It just needed a little more Elvis. I won’t keep you in suspense anymore. This is the final product.

Hope you like it. I’m adding it to my “Windows On The Square” series.

Prints are available in the Paris/Henry County area at Jack Jones, Merison's and T.F. Rice & Co. 
Online, you can order a limited edition print here.  The edition is limited to a maximum  of 20 prints.  Size:  7" x 8.752" printed on archival paper with archival inks.  This is for the print only (no mat).  $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Azaleas In Bloom

The azaleas are blooming on North Poplar Street in Paris, Tennessee ...
just in case you didn't notice. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Trip to Paris

Went to Paris today just to spend a few hours.

The weather was gorgeous!!!

First stop - Merison's.

Checking up on my artwork when I noticed a piece by one of my favorite artist.

I think this is called "The Year of Our Ford" and it's by Eleanor Baker.  She does these large watercolors that are really unique.

Also found these nesting bowls by a local artist.  (My intention was to photograph their business card, but as you can see my camera flash just blew it out.)  I'm sure the folks at Merisons could tell you the name of the artist.

After Merison's I headed to the library.  As I was leaving I spotted these gorgeous
Nandina's next door at L.I. Smith's & Associates.  Just had to get a photo.

Then over to Lee School Academy of the Arts to check on some of my artist friends.

Took a quick trip to the Riverwalk at San Antonio ...
 .. via this colorful Ann Stapp painting.  (Visit her blog.)

Then ...

off to Italy for this unique architectural view by Ken Alexander.

Donna Revelee was busy on a new painting.

There's Gene McWherter just painting away.

Ken Alexander digging through his box of ideas.

Ann Stapp

Ann Stapp's paint brushes.  Look how clean they are!

And - saving the best for last.

Gene Snowden's portraits always blow me away.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?

Dangly earrings made from tiny recycled
black buttons and red glass beads.
Each piece of my jewelry is a one-of-a-kind creation. Materials may include recycled paper, beads, repurposed vintage buttons, cloth, metal findings, and other doo dads. Designs on paper are hand-drawn or painted by me and sealed to make them moisture resistant.

Buttons are recycled vintage buttons, many from my Grandmother’s sewing basket. Some do show wear but I think it adds to the character of the jewelry.

You would never know these faux Emerald Green leaves were made from water color paper. Sealed to be water resistant and light as a feather.

Midnight Blue & Brass - These are actually made from heavy weight art paper,
sealed to be water resistant.   And feather light!

 These vintage red buttons with clear glass beads would make a great Valentine present.

There are necklaces too with matching dangly earrings.
These are jade green with tiny little brass beads. Eye catching and fun to wear.

Fun, unique, one-of-a-kind.
You really need to see this jewelry in person to appreciate it.