Glyn Macey can often be found roaming the harbours, moorlands and coast of his native Cornwall, sketchbook in hand, recording the details of daily life and history. Such sketches are in turn used as the basis for his studio paintings. Using mixed media and an array of mark-making techniques he endeavours to capture the underlying essence of the landscape, and the people who live in it.
Well known for his travel and art projects for charitable organisations including RNLI and UNICEF, Glyn Macey has recently completed work on his most ambitious artistic venture to date: painting his way around the coast of Artic Svalbard, documenting the wildlife and climate changes affecting one of the most fragile environments on the planet.
No stranger to demanding projects; over the last six years, Glyn Macey has painted his way across America from New York to Los Angeles for UNICEF, circumnavigated the English coast producing 180 original paintings for RNLI and crisscrossed the UK filming the television series ‘A Brush with the Landscape’ for Sky Arts. The projects have raised well over £75,000 for the benefitting charities.