Item: Framed Original Art
Artist: Jenny Jowett
Title: "Rosa Super Star"
Dimensions: Frame - 24" x 28", Art - 15.75" x 19.75"
Frame Construction: Solid Wood
Condition: Artwork - Excellent, Frame - Has some scratches
About the artist:
Jenny Jowett was a professional botanical artist for over 40 years who was also a botanical art, teacher, horticulturist and passionate gardener who lived in Silchester, UK. Winner of 4 RHS Gold and 3 Silver Gilt Medals, She contributed to Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and The Plantsman magazines published by Kew and a Kew Monograph about the Genus Paeonia. She had 14 solo exhibitions of her botanical art and her paintings are included in the permanent collections of Kew, RHS Lindley Library, the Hunt Institute, the Highgrove Florilegium as well as private collections including Shirley Sherwood and that of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. She also designed the RHS Chelsea Plate in 1992. She was a founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists and a former President of the Society of Floral Painters. She began painting as a child and turned down a place at the Slade School of Fine Art to study dairy husbandry, however she always painted in her free time. She became a professional artist in 1974 and thereafter devoted herself to creating botanical watercolour paintings for well over 40 years. She also produced lithographs of her work on her own off-set press. She died on March 6, 2019, a few days short of her 83rd birthday.