Originally from London, Glynnis has lived, studied and worked in the North East since 1967, moving to Alston in 2000. Whilst continuing to work as a teacher she completed a degree in Fine Art at Sunderland University in 2004. Following her degree course, Glynnis has turned to painting full-time.
Her paintings are a response to, rather than a representation of, landscape. Inspired by the colour and structure of rock formations, hills and moorland, the constantly changing light and weather conditions, her work has developed from an experimental approach to making paintings.
The starting point for a painting might be a piece of canvas that has been left outside for several weeks, accumulating marks made by soil, rain and decay or fragments of a previously abandoned painting.