"First Snow", by Glynnis Carter
Originally from North East London, Glynnis lived, studied and worked in the North East from 1967 - 2000.
In 2000 she moved to Alston in the North Pennines. Whilst continuing to work as a teacher she studied part time at Newcastle College, Northumbria University and Sunderland University. In 2004, having gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, she gave up teaching and began to paint full time.
Glynnis draws inspiration for her paintings from the wild landscapes of the North Penines. Her work is a response to the surrounding hills and moorland, the constantly changing light and weather.
She works instinctively, over several weeks, building up layers of colour and texture, allowing what happens on the canvas during the painting process to determine the evolution of the painting
Although her paintings are not made from studies of specific locations, a visit to her studio reveals just how much she is influenced by the huge landscapes which surround it.
Glynnis is exhibiting at Red Barn, Melkinthorpe from March 6th until April 22nd 2010.
Recent Work, High Head Gallery, Ivegill, Cumbria 2009
Summer Show Fifiefofum, Newton, Northumberland 2009
"Eden" , High Head Gallery, Ivegill, Cumbria 2009
Autumn Show , The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 2008
"Recent Works", Red Box, Newcastle (solo) 2008
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2007
"Painted Desert", Fifiefofum, Newton, Northumberland (solo) 2007
Red Barn, Melkinthorpe, Cumbria 2007
"Print Made Perfect", The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne 2006
October: Masham Arts Festival
November: Harrogate Art Fair
December: Christmas Show, Red Barn, Melkinthorpe
March: Red Barn, Melkinthorpe
Summer Show, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne
Glynnis' work can be seen at the following galleries:
Fifiefofum, Newton, Northumberland
Gossipgate Gallery, Alston, Cumbria
Mouncey Fine Art, Barnard Castle, Durham
Bellwood and Wright, Lancaster, Lancashire
The Chatton Gallery, Northumberland
The Bamburgh Gallery, Northumberland
Work on Public Display
Sunderland Borough Council Boardroom, Akeyler Building, Rainton Bridge
Radisson Hotel, Durham City
Open University North, Regional Building, Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead