Beverly Owens was working in her sculpture studio when a fellow artist introduced her to the techniques of encaustic. A study of encaustic at the Ontario College of Art and Design followed. Owens' shift of discipline was not to leave the act of sculpting behind; she took the traditional methods of encaustic, added her sculpting sensibilities (even using her sculpting tools on the wax) and added a flare of the contemporary. This unusual combination of the traditional and the modern creates a braveness to her minimalism. Owens currently resides in Toronto. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in North America and Europe.