The Raven by Annie Owens
Annie Owens, who is quietly one of the masterminds behind Hi-Fructose Magazine, is an almost supernaturally gifted illustrator. Her works evoke the kind of visceral emotional responses normally reserved for much darker art, while using a color palette that is almost deceptively benign. Her ink and watercolor works project a kind of deep-rooted sadness that can only be described as uniquely feminine. Women have been gifted with a variety of needs and abilities that men cannot begin to understand, and there is a unique type of sadness that only occurs in women. Annie Owens has learned to capture and project that feeling and even the briefest glance at her works is enough to see that she is an artist to watch for.