OVEY, Margaret Beatrice C

1908 - 1989

Born in London on 6 October 1908, only daughter of the two children of Major Darrell Ovey (31 December 1881-1950), an army officer, and his wife Gladys Margaretta née Downing (22 March 1879-1961), who married at Ipswich in 1905. In 1911, a 2 year old living at Thurleston Lodge, Henley Road, Ipswich, with her grand-parents, Col Cameron M H Downing and his wife Adele. In 1939 an 'artist on her own account' living at Glebe House, Baylham, Ipswich with her parents Darrell and Gladys Grey. A member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1932, exhibiting from Baylham House, near Ipswich in 1935 an oil 'Portrait Study of a Girl' and in 1941 three works 'Autumn Day in Suffolk', 'Mill near Blakeney, Norfolk' and 'Penn Ponds, Richmond Park', in 1943 an oil 'Suffolk Cornfield', in 1944 two oils 'View of the Solent' and 'Christopher', and was still a member in 1977 when she exhibited from The Firs, Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge 'Staveley, Cumbria' and in 1978 'Kettle and Oranges' and was a regular exhibitor showing in 1980 a Portrait Sketch. She died at Woodbridge in 1989, aged 80, she was unmarried.