PAGE, Dione

1936 - 2021

Dione Page

Dione Mary Ernestine Page was born at Chelsea, London on 10 July 1936, youngest child of Ernest Page (7 November 1873-9 June 1946), a farmer, and his wife Dorothy Mary Motum Scrivener (3 February 1892-26 November 1968), eldest daughter of Joseph Elliott Scrivener of Beckingham Hall, who married at St George's Hanover Square, London on 23 April 1924 and in 1939 were living at Beckingham Hall, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, Essex where Dione grew up. Dione was educated at schools in Danbury and Colchester, Essex and then studied at Colchester School of Art 1953-1956 under the headship of John O'Connor with tuition from Hugh Cronyn and Carel Weight R.A. (1908-1992). For about four years she worked as a graphic design artist, initially for Charles Debenham, using the three tools that served her, lumograph pencil, gouache, and wax pastel. For thirty years Dione wrote about the arts for the ‘Essex County Standard’ and became a Selection and General Committee member of the Colchester Art Society. Dione was a tutor for Essex County Council Adult Art Education 1977-1997 taking Master Classes and received several notable awards such as the Watercolour Award at the Royal Watercolour Society 1983 and 1988, the Best Watercolour at the Essex Open Exhibition in 1995, the Best Painting Award at the East of England Art Exhibition in 1996 and in the same year won the Best Newcomer Award at the Bury St Edmund's Art Society. An associate member of the Ipswich Art Society 1965-1974 and exhibited from Dale Brow, Thorpe Road, Weeley, Clacton, Essex in 1965 two watercolours, 'The Pool' and 'Wind, Reeds and Gravel' and was a regular exhibitor. She married at Penzance, Cornwall in 1968, picture framer Nelson Blowers (1932-8 May 2010) and they had three children. From the date of her marriage, she exhibited as Mrs D. Blowers at the Ipswich Art Club, from the same address, two watercolours 'Godrevy, Cornwall' and 'Harwich Town Hall' but in 1973 exhibited as Miss D. Page from the same address 'Wagon' and 'Inside the Hedge'. Her pictures were memories of holidays in Wales, or the scene is maritime, Essex fishing boats and a foreshore filled with anchors, fishing tackle and shells. Her solo exhibitions include venues such as the Phoenix Art Gallery in Lavenham, Suffolk and in London, and her work was included in group shows at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions; the Royal Watercolour Society; the Society of Women Artists in London; the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff and the Patricia Wells Gallery in Thornbury near Bristol; Hayletts Gallery, Maldon, Essex and elsewhere. Dione Mary Ernestine Blowers died on 31 August 2021.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Dale Brow, Thorpe Road, Weeley, Clacton, Essex
1961 979 The Gravel Pits - tempera
1962 771 Towards Stone Point - tempera
         783 The Docks - tempera
         784 Stone Banks - watercolour
1963 857 The Lock Gates - tempera
1973 283 Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall - tempera
1129 Gt. Bromley Church - tempera
1974 1331 Clyn-Gwyn Waterfall– mixed media
         1338 St Govan's Head Chapel– mixed media
         1346 Cenarth Falls – mixed media
1975 602 Mwnt Chapel, Wales – mixed media
         608 Pneidor Falls, Wales – mixed media
         613 Rushing River, Teifi – mixed media
1976 752 Llangelynin Church – mixed media
1977 577 Afon Ogwen – mixed media
601 Ogiven Falls – mixed media
648 St Peter’s, Anglesey – mixed media
1981 186 Afton Neath – mixed media
         187 The Ruined Farm – mixed media
         191 Chester Dry Docks – mixed media
1982 175 Henllan Bridge Falls – mixed media
1985 722 River Fowey, Cornwall – mixed media
761 Boscastle – mixed media
767 Farm near Dollgellau – mixed media

Works by This Artist