The painter Gwen Spencer will present a collection of her work in the main school building at Oxford Road. Please drop by this fascinating exhibition that celebrates Gwen’s love and passion for art.

Date: 15 April – 3 May 2024 /Private view 26 April, 6:00-8:00pm, open to all interested

Venue: Putney School of Art & Design, Oxford Road, Putney SW15 2LQ

This retrospective exhibition is for all ages and all generations. Together with family and friends Gwen has selected from her studio in Putney, to which she moved in 2017, a broad range of her creative output that reflects her achievements over a lifetime as an artist. Local visitors to the exhibition will notice scenes from Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, lively sketches of polo matches as well as still life, figurative and other landscape works.

Gwen Spencer

Painting and drawing have been an important part of Gwen Spencer’s life for more than 80 years. In 1971 Gwen was elected a member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers and was Secretary of the Society from 1987 until 2012. Gwen has regularly exhibited small collections of her work in London and the Home Counties and has sold over 100 paintings and drawings to art collectors all over the world. Now, at the age of 96, she has decided to share a selection of her paintings and drawings, many of which have never been seen in public before. She has worked in a variety of media including oil, pastel, charcoal and collage.

Gwen Spencer was born in Argentina in 1927, the daughter of British parents. She grew up partly in Jersey and mainly in Hurlingham, a suburb of Buenos Aires. She married Chris in 1952 and moved to the UK where they settled in Wimbledon. Gwen had studied drawing and painting at the Atelier Josse in Buenos Aires but settling into a new life on a different continent, and the arrival of three children, put art temporarily on hold. By 1964 she was able to start attending morning classes at the Putney School of Art and Design. This soon transitioned to all day and continued to 1981 when Gwen and a group of friends from Putney organised a painting group that met regularly for more than 20 years. Gwen has three children, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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Gwen will donate 50% of the proceeds from all sales to the Friends of Putney School of Art & Design.

All the money Friends raise goes back to school, in a form of equipment, bursaries and any other support which the school, the tutors and students need help with.

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