Owen Connell (IG: @parlorfstudio) has been working as a painter, designer, and tattoo artist in Seattle for the past 30 years. His work—relentlessly energetic, seemingly never stoping for breath—harkens to the rhythm of hieroglyphs, amassing Kandinsky-like cryptic tangles of pattern and abstract flow. His sketches are usually the base for a final piece, merging and intermingling nascent ideas with finished art, built over time.
“All my art work and tattoos start with pencil and paper,” says Connell. “Sketching and sketching, building and layering until the work tells me to stop.”