Born and bred in Liverpool but now living in rural Lincolnshire. Glynne graduated with a degree in art and design in 1979 and then went on to teach art in schools up to ‘A’ level. Throughout her career she has continued with her own artistic practice, specialising in painting, drawing and printmaking. Glynne has exhibited widely throughout England during this time. In September 2019 Glynne retired from full time teaching and now concentrates on developing her art work in all three disciplines. Glynne is also involved in community art projects in Lincolnshire and Humberside, working on outreach to all age groups from children to adults.
All of Glynne’s work tends to be project based rather than in any particular genre, therefore, she will turn her hand to portraiture, landscape or still life as is fitting. Glynne’s work begins with observation from life, she is an avid sketch pad user – carrying one with her at all times. From there the drawings may be developed into a final piece. Glynne has used water mixable oils for many years, mainly for environmental reasons but also for their convenience and quality – they perform just as well as traditional oil and she hasn’t experienced any problem with their longevity so far. Recently Glynne has been painting on pieces of reclaimed wood which she treats, sands and primes, sometimes with transparent gesso, to keep the wood grain visible. Water mixable oils suit these pieces perfectly. Often the work ends up with odd shapes and no straight edges but Glynne tries to match the wood to the painted topic so that they complement each other.