Born in Newlyn, Cornwall, Glyn Macey is well known for his travel and art projects for charitable organisations including RNLI, Greenpeace and UNICEF. He recently completed work on his most ambitious artistic venture to date: painting his way around the coast of Arctic Svalbard, documenting the wildlife and climate changes affecting one of the most fragile environments on the planet.
No stranger to demanding projects: over the last six years, Glyn Macey has painted his way across America from New York to Los Angeles for UNICEF, circumnavigated the English coast producing 180 original paintings en-route for RNLI and crisscrossed the UK filming the television series ‘A Brush with the Landscape’ for Sky Arts. The projects have raised well over £75,000 for the benefitting charities. Author of best selling art books Acrylics Unleashed and World of Acrylics (Search Press) and Glyn Macey’s Cornwall (Halsgrove).
Glyn is currently working on a major project exploring and documenting eight of the UK’s most fragile and disappearing habitats. Between the projects Glyn runs creative painting workshops from his studio in Penzance as well as workshops and courses around the UK and Europe.