Glenys’ birthplace, Cobram, is on the banks of the Murray River in Northern Victoria, Australia. Beginning life here gave her a wealth of experiences in the natural world to draw upon and fire the imagination. The tranquil wetlands were a haven for beautiful waterbirds which often feature in her paintings.
Declining a University Scholarship in the Faculty of Arts, Glenys followed a career in teaching working in the fields of special education and music. While living along the Broken and Goulburn Rivers in Victoria, Australia, her love of the arts surfaced again, and she began painting.
“Beginning as an artist in the country, although sometimes artistically isolating, usually means that one must develop one’s own artistic solutions, identity and ultimately, style.”
She now lives in Melbourne, Australia, and finds the interaction with other artists, and exposure to art in galleries, stimulating in accelerating the development of her art from its origins.
interpretative approach developed, resulting in many national awards,
an international award, and inclusion in the book “Feather &
Brush – Three Centuries of Australian Bird Art”, by Dr.
“Line is my main means of communication and I like to suggest, to leave something for the viewer to fill in, to wonder about - a little mystery, inviting the viewer to participate.”
Glenys’ medium presents many challenges, and she pushes the possibilities to the extreme. She likes to challenge the accepted view of wildlife art to swing between the figurative and the abstract, always with art the main objective in her interpretation.
“My inspiration comes from the sheer joy, unpredictability and excitement of combining handmade paper, water, thick juicy gouache paint and sensitive soft brushes. I like to interpret what I see with my own subjective vision of the subject, coloured by my feelings and memories. It is the artistic, creative process, as well as the subject matter which is my inspiration.”
her work has been variously described as contemplative, rhythmic and
In 2014, her painting "The Long Hot Summer" was included in the exhibition "Inspiration Wild: A Narrative" which featured works exemplifying the artistic history of Nature Art in Australia. Sofitel, Melbourne. Wildlife Art Museum of Australia.
distinctive visions of the natural world have been exhibited in USA,
Germany, Japan and China.
SELECTED AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS:
AFC Artists for
INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Group Exhibition, Guangzhou International Art Fair, SOUTHERN CHINA,
Australian Pavilion. Authorized by the National Ministry of Culture,
People’s Republic of China.
for The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum,AUSTRALIA
Wild. Historical Perspectives & Future Challenges." By Anita
Pisch BA(Hons)UNSW, MCDArtDes(COFA). Foreword by Professor Sasha Grishin
AM,FAHA. Wildlife Art Museum of Australia.
Acquisition for Sister City in VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
2006: Bronze Medal
Award, Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Finalists Exhibition MELBOURNE
2009: Solo Exhibition,
Au natural, Drawing the Nude, The Convent Gallery,DAYLESFORD,AUSTRALIA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007: Art Melbourne
07, Royal Exhibition Building, CARLTON, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
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