Glynne James – An Exhibition of Paintings

November 24, 2014

The Highlights of Dungeness

The Highlights of Dungeness

Glynne James was born and raised in Hertfordshire where he started painting and exhibiting his work. In 1974 he moved to Lincolnshire and fell in love with the Fens. Here he developed his own unique style depicting the ever-changing and fascinating fenland landscape.

Colan Campbell, artist and proprietor of Arts Coritani on Glynne’s paintings :-

GJames_Candlesby_450“The temporal approach is the essence of Glynne’s work and results in highly stylised canvases; each painting approaches the landscape in terms of its changes, not as individual paintings but upon the same canvas; strips of fenland character displayed as a coherent whole. On occasions the adjacent strips are subtly differentiated, as if moving from one minute’s observation to the next, on others the changes are sudden and startling; a field of wheat becomes a sea of plastic, a distant shape becomes a blazingly lit power station. Landscape which may appear featureless to the casual observer is presented with its components highlighted.

Glynne James with "Venetian Red"

Glynne James with “Venetian Red”

These then are not landscapes in the comfortable Constable sense. They still address the age-old relationship between artist and farmer but it is evident that the twenty-first century is upon us, be it in the growing of new crops, the threat of climate change or the understated march of machinery. These paintings wake us from our dreamy preconception of what landscape painting is, and challenge the viewer to see the Fenland Landscape; not just to look at it.”

Glynne regularly has work shown at Bell Fine Arts, Winchester, Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London, Stark Gallery, Canterbury; Arts Coritani, Swineshead, Lincolnshire and Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk. Glynne’s work has been exhibited by Stark Gallery and Bell Fine Art at Affordable Arts Fairs in Hampstead Heath and Battersea Park, London with successful outcomes. Glynne also holds an annual exhibition at Carre Gallery, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm from 24 November until 06 December. The gallery will be open every day including Sunday.

 Glynne will be in the gallery on the following dates:

November: Mon 24, Thu 27, Fri 28, Sat 29, Sun 30.  December: Mon 01, Fri 05, Sat 06.

Glynne James Exhibition at Carre Gallery Sleaford Lincolnshire November 2014.

Photography by © Martin Cameron.  Click on any image to see a larger version.

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