Glenda Waterworth

Painting & Drawing / Mixed Media • Blue Route

My paintings are rich with texture and vibrant colour, expressing a mood and abstract sense of place. The many moods of water influence my work, from the sea that I look out on every day to memories of my childhood in the Lake District.

Images of studio
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My Practice

My latest body of work is a response to feelings of being adrift or lost in familiar territory, expressing hazy and dreamlike hints of unreal landscapes. Many of these paintings include abstract elements of childhood fairy stories with hints of danger, fire breathing dragons and enticing colours luring you into dark forests. The influence of the real landscape can be seen in the water that is nearly always present.

In the last two years, I have developed new approaches to my intuitive art journaling practice, a safe and private place where I can sketch or write, process my feelings and experiment with new ideas. During the pandemic, my journal pages and subsequent paintings were more chaotic and unpredictable, with colours that were earthier and darker in tone than my normal bright palette.

I work with acrylic paint and use a wide variety of media to create interesting textures and finishes, including collage, acrylic pastes and texture gels. My latest work often has a finishing glaze of iridescent or metallic colour which brings light to the darker tones and gives added dimension when viewed from different angles.

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Tools & Materials

I love to work intuitively, aiming to create a mood or feeling rather than a snapshot of what I see. I use painting as a tool to help me understand myself and make sense of the world and often surprise myself with the results.

As well as sketchbooks, I use art journaling as a technique for expressing myself in a very intuitive way.

As a trained bookbinder, I often create my own hand bound journals and use paper in a playful way to make different types of books, often with flaps, foldouts and pockets.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

I will have a range of framed and mounted original work for sale, together with giclee prints, cards and hand bound sketchbooks.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

Entry into free prize draw.

Studio 3

Address

Fine View, Drummore, Stranraer, DG9 9QD

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Accessibility

Small lip to access the house with studio, gallery and toilet all on the ground floor.

  • Disabled Parking

Facilities

  • Toilet
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking (5 spaces)
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Open through the year by appointment

Visiting my studio

A full risk assessment will be carried out prior to Spring Fling and all Covid guidelines in place at the time will be adhered to.

Evening Openings

Thu / Fri / Sat

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