Glyn Pooley

      After leaving University Glyn began his career as a designer in the Film and Television Industry, working on Brookside, Coronation Street and Waterfront Beat.

In 1990 Glyn became a full time Fine Artist. He supplemented his income by lecturing part time in Art History for University College, Cardiff, and teaching adults to paint in Community Education Courses. This culminated in the writing of a book on The Language Of Watercolour in 1998.

Glyn's reputation has grown steadily, with successful exhibitions throughout the United Kingdom. His work has been featured on the Wales Today television programme and has been bought as a prize for the Community Enterprise Awards, Wales. Glyn is also sponsored by the Vale Of Glamorgan, Prince's Youth Business Trust and the Arts Council Of Wales.

...It is the closeness to the Natural that is fundamental to my work. Nothing can be forced... everything has to evolve. To this end, whether creating a wooden sculpture or analysing how two people react to each other in the Public House, the feeling for the untainted flow of a piece is always of supreme importance...


Founding Member of Euro-Wales 92 Group. A group of professional artists from all areas of Wales with an interest in taking Welsh art into Europe. Exhibited at the Cardiff International festival and The Third Wave Gallery, Cardiff.

During this period built up links with Florence Academy, Tuscany, Italy. Took part in a summer school and studied with the Florentine landscape painter Massimo Callossi, pupil of Annagoni. ...the fact that we all contribute to our community positively or negatively and the effect this might have on future Generations...
He returned to Wales to be commissioned by South Glamorgan Council to paint a large (500 sq ft) indoor mural for Barry Youth Centre. The Project included the participation of members from the local community, including the youth of the town and people with special needs. The painting had to be largely figurative as straight forward communication was the priority.

"At this stage my work was concerned with the idea of fundamental marks and how economical they could be, and still communicate what you want to say. In the mural this took the form of flat areas of colour and shape, but in a series of small watercolours I stripped my painting language right back to no more than eight marks surrounded by space, chosen for their direction and indication of movement. Their colour was also important for the feeling of mood it envoked."

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Chimera Studios, Challenge House, 52-54 Holton Road, Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF62 3BF, Wales
Tel: +44 (0)1446 749111 (c/o Moving Edge Ltd)
Fax: +44 (0)1446 730370