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Glynnis Carter

Glynnis Carter’s paintings are a response to, rather than a representation of, landscape. Inspired by the colour and structure of rock formations, hills and moorland, and by constantly changing light and weather conditions, her work has developed from an experimental approach to making paintings. Although her paintings are not made from studies of specific locations, the influence of the huge landscapes of the North Pennines where she lives and, following a trip to America last year, the dramatic canyons of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, is evident in the work.

She exemplifies the words of Malcolm Andrews in Landscape and Western Art (OUP 1999 p19)
 "Authenticity in landscape art is a transcription not of 'nature' but of subjective responses which often involve a process of sustained direct contact with the chosen site ....."
The starting point for a painting might be a piece of canvas that has been left outside for several weeks, accumulating marks made by soil, rain and decay or scraps of a previously abandoned painting. She then works instinctively over several weeks, sometimes incorporating printing techniques, building up layers of colour and texture, allowing what happens on the canvas during the painting process to determine the evolution of the painting.