My paintings are memories of landscapes, places I have been. Often a painting is informed by elements of more than one place. I use a combination of collage, printing, painting and drawing in my work. I always have several canvases on the go. I build up a painting in layers which need time to dry before I can work on it again.
These new paintings, made in 2023, represent a period of reflection and acceptance during what has been a difficult year. These paintings are different. They come from within, rather than interpret the landscapes I have seen. The work is a response to my thought processes and the images reflect how I felt whilst making them. In some of the paintings there is a feeling of being challenged by the weather conditions, in others a sense of isolation or of solitude. The viewer’s response to a painting is personal and unique. It may be entirely different from what the artist felt whilst making the work. I want the viewer to bring their own experiences and emotions to the work and find their own landscape.
Originally from London, Glynnis has lived, studied and worked in the North East England since the late 60s. She taught in Sunderland for 30 years and, as a mature student, gained BA Hons in Fine art in 2004. At this point, having moved to the North Pennines, she gave up teaching and began painting full time.