"Working as a freelance between
1991and 2002, I divided my time between commercial work in television
and film, and
my own self-generated art, which comprises landscape, life painting and
Until recently, I have always kept the techniques I employed in scenic
which are more graphic and abbreviated in nature, separate from those
in my own fine artwork.
I was working in an environment in which an actor in Tudor costume could share a joke between takes with a mutant sporting prosthetic claws; both sitting on the wing section of a plywood Spitfire. Such images of extraordinary contradiction very quickly became the norm in this studio environment, but I found these conjunctions constantly amusing and captivating; this vivid imagery now forms a reference archive for my current work."
Much of Glenn's current visual repertory can be
to his career as a scenic artist between 1988 and 2003; several years
the BBC at Television Centre. Two projects on which he headed the
art team won BAFTA awards for design; 'Portrait of a Marriage': 1989
1994. Television provided opportunities for him to practice
techniques and visual trickery on an industrial scale; employing
glass-shots and colour separation overlays as well as painting
if oversized, canvases.
Archery Practice Levitator
Horus Levitating Lady Emerald Archer
Conjoined Twins Lincolnshire Giant
Smoke and Mirrors Human Bridge
Mermaid Tank The Claw Mera and the Angels