Peter Owen Jones (1933 - 1993)
Peter Owen Jones was a prolific and highly accomplished artist. His paintings form a solid memorial to the railway era. His ability to translate his memories to canvas and watercolour are a testament to his complete understanding and respect of both the subjects he painted, and the mediums in which he worked.
Peter was born in the Peak District village of Bradwell in 1933. As a small boy he would regularly travel on the Hope Valley Line, into Sheffield via the Totley Tunnel. Eventually moving to the city, Peter later went to Sheffield College of Art and studied a Diploma in Art and Illustration.
During his study years he worked as a night porter at the Sheffield Midland Station. In the quiet hours he would be found sketching the engines and the folk waiting to board them.