David Owen is an artist and illustrator living in Raumati South on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, he “spends time exploring his own imagination while still being inspired by everyday moments.” David studied graphic design at the Wellington School of Design in the 1980s, then worked for Wellington Newspapers as a graphic designer and illustrator. Moving on from print media he spent nearly 11 years as a digital artist working on special effects at Weta Digital Studios. He started as a rotoscope artist, then as a texture artist, helping to bring 3D virtual objects to life. He has worked on King Kong, Avatar, The Hobbit trilogy, District 9, The Lovely Bones, Tintin and a long list of others. David has had several exhibitions around greater Wellington and exhibits regularly at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.