Glenda Carter was born in Sydney and matriculated with an ‘A’ in Art History, Painting and Printmaking. Later studies in life drawing, watercolour, botanical master classes, iconography, gilding and a scholarship for contemporary art study have influenced her works.
She has tutored students of all ages, demonstrated, critiqued and judged open and society art awards.
Glenda has participated in many solo, group and open exhibitions and has won over 150 awards and commendations. Her works have been acquired for public and private collections both in Australia and overseas.
Much of her work relates to landscape and an emotional response to the atmosphere and the initial impact on the senses – to evoke a sense of place and imagery influenced by the climatic conditions. While much of her work is painted in rich sensuous colour and line, her city scapes are often worked in black and white, with strong gestural markmaking, as if lit by a flash of lightning in the night sky.
Working in a series she will return to a poem, a tale, a bend in the river, a place that is loved, to work and rework anew. She works in oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, watercolour, egg tempera and print making. Recent series include The Southern Ocean, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, St Katharine’s Dock and the Thames Embankment, Bundenon and ‘maps’ – an aerial view.