Meet the artist: Glyn Macey

Our annual summer exhibition features new works from Glyn Macey so we thought we'd take a moment to look at his career and inspiration...

 St Ives Sails

St Ives Sails

Glyn Macey was born in Newlyn, Cornwall in 1969 and he completed his HND in Graphic Design at Falmouth School of Art in 1991. He worked as a successful designer until 1998 when he 'retired' from designing in order to devote his time solely to painting. Since leaving college, he has lived in Penzance, Cornwall, allowing his artistic work to develop in response to the unique environment of West Cornwall. 

 Harbour Blue

Harbour Blue

He can often be found roaming the Cornish harbours, moorland and coast, sketchbook in hand recording the details of daily life and history. Such sketches are in turn used as the basis for the studio paintings. Using acrylic, mixed media and an array of mark-making techniques he endeavours to capture the underlying essence of the landscape; the essence that shapes the landscape and the people who live in it.

 Cobalt Mousehole

Cobalt Mousehole

He uses acrylic, pencil and collage to gain the spontaneity of his work and the 'happy accidents' that he loves. By building and glazing colour he is able to gain a rich depth. He believes that the unexpected unity of colour and texture in mixed media can often create the most exciting results. 

The Summer Exhibition featuring paintings by Glyn Macey will be on show from 17th June 2018

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