featuring the artwork of Glynn Williams
Some of you may be familiar with my work, which has appeared on greetings cards (especially at Christmastime) in years past, or you may have seen it on one or more of the many collectors plates I’ve designed. Perhaps you’ve visited one of the galleries selling my paintings here in the UK and abroad for over 30 years... perhaps you've even bought one.
But times have moved on, and I must acknowledge the need to also present my work online within this website. What you see here represents what I love to paint: the countryside as I know it and knew it as a boy growing up in Kent. My school holidays were spent in the fields and woods there, where my familiarity with the things I found was hugely enhanced by the Ladybird nature books that I bought with my pocket money at the weekends. A kindly aunt used also to buy me one of these small books at Eastertime instead of a chocolate egg and I have them still, though all looking rather timeworn now.
These books fired my interest in both nature and painting. The work of John Kenney, Roland Green and C.F. Tunnicliffe was a great inspiration; Tunnicliffe’s singular, tapestry-like style could also be found on the picture cards we avidly collected from packets of Brooke Bond tea... another valuable resource. A dearly missed friend, the Lincolnshire artist Keith Tovey, once wistfully told me how he’d come upon Roland Green’s original illustrations for the bird books at an auction one day. I envied him that very much.
Sometimes, though, that pocket money would be spent on an Airfix kit, aeroplanes being my other great interest, so this website gives me the opportunity to explore this quite tangential subject as well. Of course where I live now, in the flat fenlands of South Lincolnshire with my wife and son, you might just as easily hear the sound of a Merlin engine on the breeze as a skylark, in the hot summer months.
© Glynn Williams 2016