Glynis Owen

glynis-owenIn her own words,

"I grew up in Sussex and Hampshire where the silhouette and contours of the South Downs formed the backdrop of those formative years. The natural undulating lines, curves and textures became my visual reference. This translated naturally into the pared down imagery of the human form that became the focus of my work.

Materials and their unique features are a constant fascination for me and through exploring their intrinsic qualities, whether working with bronze, aluminium, natural stone, concrete or glass, the choice of material is as important as the creative idea itself.

My starting point is the human form. I draw on it as a visual reference. I start with an idea - the juxtaposition of one face with another, the balance of male and female characteristics or the repeating image within one form – the journey for me, is to discover how to express this with the simplest and most direct use of line and form.

It is this balance between the characteristics of the material and the abstraction of the human image that fascinates me most."

Figure & Form Catalogue: Figure & Form Exhibition Catalogue

BA (Fine Art) Sculpture and Painting 1966

Art Teacher’s Certificate 1967

Portsmouth College of Art 1962-66

University of London, Goldsmith’s College 1966-67

 

 

Loosely Bound, Highgate Gallery 2016

Scarborough Museum Trust Archive 2016

Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition 2015

Printmakers Council, V&A Archive 2015

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London 2015

Affordable Art Fair, Singapore 2014

Affordable Art Fair , Hampstead, London 2013

Verge Art Fair, New York 2013

Open House, London 2011

Chichester Cathedral, Sussex 2009

Printroom, Hampstead, London 2008

Gallery K, Hampstead, London 2007

Originals 04 Mall Galleries 2003

Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition 2003

Business Design Centre, London ‘Fresh Art’ 2002/3

Guildhall Gallery, Winchester 2002

The Contemporary Print Show, Barbican 2000

Curwen Gallery, London (Salon des Graphiques) 1998

Wallace Collection: Director’s Choice, Mall Galleries 1998

Artmonsky, Boundary Road, London 1998/99

Commissions:

Architectural Practice, Camden, London 2009-11 

Empress State Building, Fulham, London. Proposal 2007-08 

Covent Garden Piazza, Worshipful Company of Fruiterers, 2004-05 

Town Sculpture, Staffordshire 2003 

Teaching Awards Trust, London, for Lord Putnam 2000 

Tate Modern Resource, London 2000 

Nick and Annette Mason (Pink Floyd) 1997 

Private Art Collection, Lake Como, Switzerland 1992 

Stevenage Town Centre, Hertfordshire 1982 

Alton College, for Hampshire County Architects Department 1975-76 

Rogate Church, Hampshire 1973 

Lady Margaret’s School, Chelsea 1967

Collections:

Scarborough Museum Trust Archive 2016

Printmakers Council, V&A Archive 2015

Architectural Practice, Camden, London 2011

Tate Modern Resource, London 2000

ING Barings Bank, London 2000

Lloyds Building, London 2000

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford 1990

Nick and Annette Mason (Pink Floyd) 1998

Financial Risk Management, Strand, London 1998

Rochester Health Clinic, Surrey 1998

Wilson, Factory Records 1997

Private Art Collection, Lake Como, Switzerland 1992

Grantham Art Gallery, Lincolnshire 1977

Junior Common Room, St Anne’s College, Oxford 1975

Worcester College, Oxford 1975

North Baddersley Children’s Collection 1973

Publications

Who’s Who in Art 1976 – 2016

Making an Impression Imprimata 2015

CMYK Imprimatur 2014                                                        

Works on Paper 2014

Design and Artists Copyright Society: 20 Years 2004

Creative Gardens Author David Stevens Hamlyn Publishing 1986

Open Air Sculpture in Britain (W.J Strachan) Zwemmer/Tate Gallery 1984

Stevenage The Developing Town Ashdown Press 1983

Casting Techniques Batsford Glynis (Beecroft) Owen Paperback 1980

Casting Techniques Batsford Glynis (Beecroft) Owen 1979

Carving Techniques Batsford Glynis (Beecroft) Owen 1976

 

Media (newspaper and magazines features)

Pokemon Go Covent Garden bronze relief Pokestop 2016

Sunday Times Subtract the square mile October 2015

Open House London September 2011

Chichester Festivities Sculpture in Paradise July 2006

London Remembers Large bronze relief 2006

Staffordshire News Centre is re-named Dec 2003

The Guardian The Teaching Awards 2004 Oct 2004

Exclusive Magazine Artist in residence Glynis Owen Feb 2004

Natural Stone Specialist Nov 2003

Guardian Lord Putnam says the awards have a positive future Oct 2003

The Guardian The Teaching Awards 2003 Oct 2003

Country Landowner Art in the Park August 2003

Artists Newsletter Love, Loss and Betrayal Feb 2002

Natural Stone Specialist Year of the Artist Nov 2001

The Guardian The Teaching Awards 2001 Oct 2001

What’s On Two internationally renowned sculptors Sept 2001

Camden New Journal The Plato project Nov 2000

Natural Stone Specialist Touching art for Tate Modern July 2000

Independent on Sunday Gloss Supplement October 1998

Art Review June 1998

Art Review Galleries at Tower Bridge and Butlers Wharf Dec/Jan 1996

Strad Magazine Tributes to du Pre set in stone or bronze Jan 1996

Stone Industries A private collection in Switzerland Jan/Feb 1993

Guardian Glynis Owen with Family sculpture Nov 1991

Ham and High Life can be hard in this studio Sept 1991

Evening Standard Uncanny twist to du Pre Sculpture April 1990

LBC Radio Lesley Judd Art Today interview March 1990

Country Life Jacqueline du Pre sculpture March 1990

Guardian Rostrpovich with Glynis Owen’s new bronze sculpture of Jacqueline du Pre March 1990

Times Group Newspaper Turning sculpture into charitable art December 1989

BBC TV That’s Life Esther Rantzen: Stevenage Town Sculpture Art Review Sculpture with Architecture Feb 1981

Stone Industries Choosing stone for sculpture April 1980

Ham and High Harmonius Peacemaker Oct 1987

Chichester Observer New Town Family June 1982

The News, Portsmouth Henry Moore is her Influence Sept 1978

BBC TV Regional News Carving Techniques book launch 1976

The News Art in real terms July 1976