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MO goes way, way, way back.... as an 11th generation, direct descendant of one of the 16  families from the Canary Islands that founded San Antonio , Texas, my great x 10 grandad, was the 2nd mayor of San Antonio,  where I was born and raised.

Born to Ginger and Jack, who were both artists... art is obviously in the bloodline mixed with a heaping helping of Spanish feistiness from Ginger's side and crazyiness from dad's.  The late Jack Fletcher was a brilliant artist and his art was considered to be "before his time"  ...whatever that means.

Forever etched in my mind is the smell of oil paint and turpentine, mixed with the smoke of cherry pipe tobacco which followed him in and out of my life. Remembering the sound of jazz streaming through the air while he worked, fueled my desire to paint from a very early age. We would dance to "hells bells" by Amad Jamal and David Carrolls, BaliHi. The late Jack Fletcher was pretty darn good...and menacingly bad. Ginger was a fashion illustrator in SA while raising 3 girls after Jack was told to hit the road .  She is still amazing and active today and in her 90s!  Organizer of  Network Power/Texas  with the mission, “Women Helping Women to Succeed”,  NP/TX  is still active.  Ginger, "the Firelighter" authored a book and  can still spin a heck of a story...that will definitely light your fire!

Working for a few small ad agencies and dabbling  in freelance while growing a graphic design business I moved right to the top of the success "ladder" and landed a position with a local grocery chain drawing things like tomatoes, meat, and ice chests.  whoo hoo!!!  Although groceries were what I drew, the daily discipline of producing all that art was what I really appreciated.

After winning a few design awards I was "noticed" by the powers that be and was promoted to art diretor. Soon though, I'd had enough of corporate grocery.  After 7 years with a portfolio stuffed full of healthy portions of  fruits and veggies I was fed up and pushed away from the corporate table. Stuffed with all that art under my belt, served up as  eye candy, with a full helping of package design, tossed in with photo shoots of pancakes and turkeys... MODStudio was born and formed a small start up.  I worked with some great advertising agencies and businesses in San Antonio.  MODstudio grew into a downtown office and for 20 years Mary was, well, very merry until Mary missed the paint brush.  Oh, I did paint here and there when commissioned. The timing to close-up shop was perfect because late in life Mary and Carl  were surprised and blessed with Matthew Raymond Owens who changed everything.  Expecting a child with Down Syndrome wasn't in the plan but God's plan is always better... not easy... but always better.

We moved to Wimberley, Texas in 2001 to raise our children in a small town; where at that time there was 1 street light and an intersting mix of retired hippies and eclectic cowboys as part of the scenery along with lots of deer, beer, buzzards and cacti... and a huge Texas sky! 

The Owens Family loves living in small town USA.