REYNOLDS, Gwynneth

1926 - 2017

As Gwynneth Jane Griffiths, she was born at Stockton-on-Tees, co. Durham on 26 January 1926, daughter of Albert Griffiths (born 20 October 1892), a schoolteacher, and his wife Lydia née Hartley (1 May 1893-1961), who married at Stockton-on-Tees in 1923 and in 1939 were living at 15 Grays Road, Stockton-on-Tees. Gwynneth was a pupil at Merthyr Tydfil Grammar School and, at the age of 16, left school to a nursing career and, after completing her training, she studied painting at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing run by Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines at Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk where she met her future husband Bernard Reynolds who she married at Ipswich in 1952. A member of Colchester Art Society, her work has been shown under the pseudonym 'Jane Hartley'. A member of Ipswich Art Club from 1974 and at the centenary exhibition that year her acrylic 'Totem' was displayed and in 1977 she exhibited from 20 Anglesea Road, Ipswich two paintings 'Argus Brown' and 'Abstract' and a further picture the following year, and in 1980 exhibited 'Summer '77''. By 1985 Gwynneth and her husband had moved to Old School House, Barham, Ipswich from where she exhibited in 1990, two paintings 'Lilies' and 'Blossom and Batik' and was a regular exhibitor including two 'Garden' pictures in 1997 and she also exhibited regularly at the Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich. Gwynneth Jane Reynolds died on 12 February 2017. She was the author of 'Benton End Remembered' (2002) and 'The Sculptor Bernard Reynolds' (2009).

Works by This Artist