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.
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 are based on successive visits to N.W. Scotland to stay at Loch Shieldaig. The colours and textures are a reference to lichen on stones which I photographed on a walk in Bein Eighe Reserve in Torridon.