For Glen, items of beauty and nostalgia are the inspirations for his artwork. Glen’s artwork hardly ever takes a critical view of social, political or cultural issues. He looks for the beauty in the world and uses painting as a means of escapism for both himself and the viewer. Glen generally engages subjects as diverse as the birds that visit his backyard to the teapots that adorn his kitchen. He believes we just need to look at something beautiful and not have to find the hidden meaning in artwork.
As an artist, he has won many local awards including First Prizes in the Ipswich Art Awards, Boonah Arts Festival and the Lockyer Valley Foothills Art Show and has been a finalist in Pine Rivers and the Morris Art Competitions.
Glen tries to give as much back to the community as possible and has involved himself with local Art Groups, hosting workshops and exhibitions by promoting art whenever he can. In 2018, he was awarded the Cultural Award at the Ipswich Australia day Awards for his community work in the arts and in 2019 his involvement with putting on the exhibition “Having your Voice” for people who identify as living with a disability was awarded by winning Best Event of the Year at the Ipswich Australia Day Awards.
We are honoured to announce that Glens’ art now adorns the walls of the newly reinstated Marburg School of Arts Gallery at Woodlands of Marburg, which is very soon to be officially ‘reopened’ to the public as an accompanying experience to the Tommy Smith Cafe and Woodlands’ heritage Mansion tourist offerings. If you would like to be a part of this exciting Ipswich arts initiative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 5464 4777 for more info on how you can get involved.
Woodlands of Marburg, 1885-2019.