JONES, Olwen

1945 - ?

Olwen Jones

Olwen Elizabeth Jones was born in Hampstead, London in March 1945. Olwen studied at Harrow School of Art, 1960–1965 and the Royal Academy Schools, 1965–1968, her engraving teacher was Gertrude Hermes (1901-1983). Olwen married at Ealing in 1971, Charles Bartlett and they had one son. A painter, printmaker, and teacher, she was a part-time lecturer at Harrow School of Art, 1970–1988, lecturing in printmaking at the City and Guilds of London Art School, 1993–1994. A fellow of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. She was a notable watercolourist, her work having a translucent quality and she exhibited in many mixed shows, including 'A Survey of Influential East Anglian Artists' at Chappel Galleries, Essex having her first solo show at Zaydler Gallery in 1971 followed by many others including Chappel Galleries, Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames and John Russell Gallery, Ipswich. Olwen was a founder and past member of the Suffolk Group of Artists and her work gained several prizes, later ones included Chris Beetles Watercolour Prize in 1989 and her work is held at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff: Reading Museum and Nuffield Foundation. She lived at St Andrew's House, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from St Andrew’s Finginghoe, Essex
1978 704 Cat through the Looking Glass - pencil
1979 174 Wild Garden – pencil
1980 306 Marguerites – pencil and charcoal
1981 774 Pheasant Pen – pencil
1983 256 Master’s Chair – pencil and watercolour
958 Seed Heads – pencil
1984 1713 Greenhouse Interior – linocut
1985 1159 On the Table – pencil and watercolour

Works by This Artist