Growing up on a Welsh farm Glenys Flint loved the beautiful countryside, animals, and wildlife. From an early age, she enjoyed all activities involving arts and crafts. When faced with the crucial decision of what direction to take as a career there was no question that it had to involve art, but rather than embarking on further education to become an artist she studied Fashion and Design. After attending Art College she embarked on a successful career spanning over three decades as a ladies fashion designer specializing in knitwear, based in London. This experience has allowed her to develop an understanding of balance, composition, and color that shines through in her artwork.
Having retired from the hectic world of fashion designing, she now lives on the beautiful, sub-tropical Portuguese island of Madeira and has succeeded in her lifelong dream to be an artist.
“Madeira is often referred to as a “floating garden” the flora and fauna are abundant, as is the dramatic coastline and I am surrounded by inspirational topics to paint.”
“Initially I painted in acrylic and then progressed to oil paints as I’ve found that this medium gives me the flexibility to achieve the details I aim for in a photorealistic style. I paint the majority of my paintings on oversized canvases as I love the large scale and dramatic effect of macro sizing the subject “
“I paint from my garden studio, overlooking the crimson bougainvillea arch through to the shimmering blue ocean beyond, always accompanied by Louie (now known as Prince Louie) my beautiful Miniature Schnauzer dog, listening to my favorite inspirational music......loving U2 and the Rolling Stones for energetic mornings and Melody Gardot and Enya for the wind down in the evening “
Her artworks started with a series of black and white portraits inspired by her career in fashion, but have now moved on to include florals inspired by her current surroundings. In recent months, the unprecedented times of Spring 2020 have directed her mood and thoughts to dramatic cloudscapes.