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.

Her intuitive, 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. Penny Olsen.
In 2003, Clarke Galleries, USA, invited her to exhibit in “IV Centuries of Birds in Art”, an international exhibition, her work representing free expression.
In 2008 two of her paintings were chosen as finalists in “An International Exhibition of Nature in Art” at the Hiram Blauvert Art Museum, USA.

“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.”

Highly individual, her work has been variously described as contemplative, rhythmic and adventurous.
“Those roos, full of the light and warmth of the Oz landscape….the way they are here and then not here is so evocative of the transient nature of life.” Steve Morvell. Wildlife Artist.

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.

Glenys’ distinctive visions of the natural world have been exhibited in USA, Germany, Japan and China.

SELECTED AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS:

AFC Artists for Conservation
Signature member of this worldwide Foundation

INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006: Invitation Group Exhibition, Guangzhou International Art Fair, SOUTHERN CHINA, Australian Pavilion. Authorized by the National Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China.
2003: Invitation Group Exhibition, IV Centuries of Birds in Art Exhibit, Clarke Galleries, VERMONT, & touring FLORIDA, & NEW YORK CITY, USA, Glenys’ work representing free expression.
2002: Invitation Group Exhibition, Fathom Wildlife Conservation, International Art Expo, NEW YORK
2000: Selected for Faber-Castell Australian Wildlife Exhibition, STEIN, GERMANY.
1986: Selected Shared Exhibition, Goshen Shi School of Japanese Painting, FUKUI CITY,JAPAN

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

2008: Finalist for The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum,AUSTRALIA
2008: Finalist International Exhibition of Nature in Art, Hiram Blauvert Art Museum, USA
2007: Finalist Corangamarah Art Prize Con.ceit’ 07 AUSTRALIA
2005: Finalist for The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum. Highly Commended. Included in the awarded works for exhibiting at the National Archives , CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
1999: Best Gouache, Inaugural International Wildlife Exhibition, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

PUBLICATIONS

2014: "Inspiration 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.
2014: "Inspiration Wild. An Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment." A selection of internationally recognised artists from Australasia, their essays and works. Wildlife Art Museum of Australia.
2012: Natural History Illustration Thesis , Lorraine Robertson
2006: Permission given for printing a painting in the journal “World Literature Today”, January 2006 issue, published by the University of Oklahoma, USA
2000: Published in “Feather & Brush” Three Centuries of Australian Bird Art, by Dr Penny Olsen. One of 35 contemporary artists represented.

COLLECTIONS

2003: Japanese Acquisition for Sister City in VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
2003: Toyota Acquisition, Altona Head Office, AUSTRALIA
Represented in private collections worldwide

NATIONAL AWARDS

2006: Bronze Medal Award, Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Finalists Exhibition MELBOURNE
2003: Gold Medal Award, Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Exhibition, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1999 & 2000 : Micador Award for Best Watercolour, Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Annual Exhibition, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1998: The Inner Eye Award for Innovative and Imaginative work, Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Exhibition, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1991: The Micador Award (oils), Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Exhibition, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1986: The Geoff Douglas Award (watercolour), Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Exhibition, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1983: The Hutchinson Award for Drawing, Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Exhibition, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

EXHIBITIONS

2009: Solo Exhibition, Au natural, Drawing the Nude, The Convent Gallery,DAYLESFORD,AUSTRALIA
2003 to 2010: An exhibiting core artist at Makers Mark,Collins Street, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2001: Solo Exhibition, Art Affairs Gallery, CARLTON, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2002: Solo Exhibition, Art Affairs Gallery, CARLTON, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1996, 98 & 99: Shared Exhibitions, with sculptor Donald Glue, Art Affairs Gallery,
CARLTON, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1985: Solo Exhibition, The Windmill Gallery and Glen Pottery, RUTHERGLEN, AUSTRALIA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007: Art Melbourne 07, Royal Exhibition Building, CARLTON, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2007: Wildlife Art @ Discovery, CANBERRA, ACT, AUSTRALIA
2005: Selected Wildlife Exhibition, The Convent Gallery, DAYLESFORD, AUSTRALIA
2000: Included in Exhibition of Award Winning Wildlife Artists’ Work, Queens Hall,
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1996: Invitation: Shared Exhibition, RAMSAR NATIONAL WETLANDS ART & PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
1995: Invitation Shared Exhibition, Gull Cottage Gallery, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
1994, 95& 97: Group Exhibition, Currumbin Sanctuary,
QLD, AUSTRALIA
1994: Invitation Shared Exhibition, Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1993 to 2003: Invitation Group Exhibition, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery,
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1993: Invitation Shared Exhibition, Meat Market Craft Centre, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1991: Invitation Shared Exhibition, Earth Art Exhibition, Melbourne’s Home Show,
Royal Exhibition Building, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1991: Group Exhibition, NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Service, Artists for Wildlife Exhibition,
Australian Museum, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
1985: Invitation Shared Exhibition, Steinhardt Gallery, World Trade Centre, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1984: Invitation Shared Exhibition, The Wildlife Gallery and Bookpress, PADDINGTON, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


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