Glyn Macey was born in Newlyn, Cornwall in 1969 and completed his HND in Graphic Design at Falmouth School of Art in 1991. Since leaving college, he has lived in Penzance, Cornwall, his work developing in response to the unique environment of West Cornwall. He also worked as a successful designer until 1998 when he 'retired' from designing in order to devote his time solely to painting. He can often be found roaming the harbours, moorland and coast of his native West Cornwall, sketchbook in hand recording the details of daily Cornish life and history. Such sketches are in turn used as the basis for the studio paintings. Using acrylic, mixed media and an array of mark making techniques he endeavours to capture the underlying essence of the landscape, the essence that shapes the landscape and the people who live in it.