Nancy WYNNE JONES
Born in Dolgellau, Wales. Studied at Heatherly's and Chelsea School of Art. She moved to St Ives 1957, studying under Peter LANYON, who was a great inspiration to her.
She bought the large country house, 'Trevaylor', now a nursing home, on the Newmill road to Zennor from Penzance, and turned its myriad rooms into studios, inviting her friends to work and reside there. WS Graham, the poet and his wife Nessie lived there, as did Tony O'MALLEY for some years. Lanyon's death was a source of great grief to her, as to many who looked to him for his intuitive leadership in art and friendships.
Her friends included Roger HILTON, Tony O'MALLEY and Patrick HERON. She married sculptor Conor FALLON, another friend in the house in 1966, and they moved to Ireland with their two adopted children in 1972. She was a prolific painter and in her obituary it is commented, that she would 'be remembered for her benevolent contribution to the St Ives creative community.' (We think that goes for Newlyn and Penzance too!)
works and access
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
NSA 1972-3 list
misc further info
The Guardian (2006) 'Nancy Wynne-Jones, A generous painter bewitched by wild Celtic landscapes' Obituary by David Whittaker, 29 Nov 2006
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn, Diary of a Gallery;
McLeod, Alister J (1973) Newlyn Society of Artists 1895-1973 (NAG 12 page brochure)