Like many watercolourists Glenys has been truly captured by its magical and often unexpected elements of chance. Glenys was curious to see how far she could push the boundaries and, as her work evolved, her use of watercolour pigment has become bolder and is often used straight from the tube. Her subject-matter is broad and she continues to develop her detailed interpretations in order to meet contemporary trends.
Enhanced through the use of high quality watercolour paints and papers her current work display many layers of pigment, ensuring a vibrant palette of strong clean colours. Although she ensures that her preliminary ideas represent good balance and design, many of her paintings are developed along the way and her work is often described as imaginative and quirky. This vigorous approach to watercolour perfectly suits her analytical mind, enabling her to underpin exciting and joyous paintings with strong composition and colourful elements.
Glenys has been painting almost exclusively in watercolour. Her interest in pen and ink drawing was sparked 30 years ago and use of the pen can still be glimpsed throughout her collection. She continues to enjoy experimentation with water media combinations and, as a past member of Bendigo Art Society for 14 years, she believes that learning from fellow artists is hugely beneficial and motivating.