Glenys Cour



Glenys Cour - In Her Own Words
Cappella degli Scrovegni

Cappella degli Scrovegni - Padua

"I remember visiting the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua with Ron in the '50s, to see the Giotto frescoes. I'd never seen such gorgeous blue, it was as bright still as the day it was painted. I've loved blue ever since then."


Glenys in her seaside garden in Mumbles near Swansea.

"My windows look out over the expansive skies and tides of Swanea Bay. To the West, far away, the remnants of industrial heritage and to the East the harbour and Lighthouse. Its a marvellous view, the light changes all the time, there's always something new to see."
"My obsession with gold began in Greece, seeing the delicate gold artefacts from the time of Alexander the Great, which look as though they were made yesterday. I am fascinated by the fact that gold remains when all else is gone, and I am intoxicated by the lustre of golden surfaces."

Ronald Cour

An Installation by Ronald Cour

Glenys I Cour ATD, RCA, MA (Honorary), Fellow UW, was born in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire in 1924 and studied at Cardiff College of Art under Ceri Richards. She lectured at Swansea College of Art for many years in both the Painting and Architectural Glass Departments.

Her work as painter and designer has been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and USA. She has held major exhibitions at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (2003), St. Davids Hall, Cardiff (1991) and Attic Gallery, Swansea (2005).

For many years collage was her main medium of expression. More recently she has returned to the landsape for inspiration and most recently of all, flowers have caught her imagination.

Her main preoccupation is with colour, and her work both in oil on paper and on canvas, she sees as metaphors for the drama, mystery and mood of the landscapes, seascapes and skies of Gower. Her inspiration has come from the work of Rothko, Turner and Caspar David Friedrich.