Nerines in the Greenhouse, West Dean Gardens, by Olwyn Bowey RA

by Olwyn Bowey RA

This work is included in the Art Sales exhibition Artist to Artist, which explores relationships and connections between Academicians, past and present. It is on display in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 14th September to 3rd December 2018.

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Artwork details

Artist Olwyn Bowey RA
Medium Print
Colour Pink/Multicolour
Dimensions 53 x 62cm
Fabric & material Archival Print
Edition 10

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Artwork description

We are proud to present a new digital print, one of a set of three, which is derived from Bowey’s intensive days of drawing in the warmth of the Victorian greenhouses at West Dean in Sussex.
In making these digital prints, Bowey was supported by Maciej Urbanek, one of the digital printmaking tutors at the RA Schools. This collaborative process allowed Bowey to experiment with various digital mark-making techniques to generate new work based on her distinctive pencil drawings on paper. Bowey’s work is characterised by its vigorous interrogation of her subject matter, which includes flowers, fruit and cacti. Bowey studied at the Royal College of Art when Ruskin Spear and Leonard Rosoman were tutors, and was particularly influenced by Carel Weight. 

About Olwyn Bowey RA

Olwyn Bowey RA studied at the West Hartlepool School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art, where she received a First Class Diploma, a continuation scholarship and a David Murray Landscape Scholarship.


Her first exhibition was at the Leicester Galleries, London, and she contributed to group exhibitions at the Zwemmer Gallery, London in 1961 and the New... Go to artist page