Glyn Davies trained as an architect and has worked in his own architectural consultancy in Bath for the last 30 years. During that time he has also worked as an artist in watercolours and oils.
His subjects are mainly urban landscapes of Bath and Bristol and landscapes of the surrounding countryside. In 2009 he was the winner of the Bath Prize Art Competition and was awarded the watercolour prize at the Bath Society of Artists Exhibition. He has regularly exhibited work at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at the Mall Gallery in London.
His subject matter is influenced by his architectural training. The buildings of Bath have been a constant inspiration, not so much the formal crescents but the disorganized backs of buildings and the un co-ordinated elevations of artisan shops. The hotch potch of buildings clustered together on the hillsides when viewed from the surrounding hillsides through a telephoto lens causes a theatrical foreshortening which can give an unreal two-dimensional effect to the jumble of architectural detail.
The amount of detail is another characteristic of his work so each painting, be it watercolour or oil, often takes some time to complete. For this reason limited edition Giclee prints are available for his works and can be viewed on his web site at www.glyn-davies.com