Glyn studied sculpture at the Central School of Art 1970-1973. Originally from the North East he splits his life between London and St Ives.
I am primarily a sculptor with a workshop close to St Ives, working in a mixture of mild steel, wood, and other recycled ephemera. My sculptures range from the miniature to large scale garden sculptures.
Originally from the North East, where hard edged steel and chemical plants (used to) sit alongside beautiful wild moorland and seascapes, much like the amazing Cornish landscape.
My work often reflects this juxtaposition
I work in a wide range of mediums, ranging from digital photography, print, paint, wood etc. My abstract figurative work comment on modern media/ fashion photography or simply family groups
The welded steel abstracts relate more to feelings of shape, space, balance, movement, windy barren moorlands, horizons, the ever restless sea and the everchanging clouds.
The physicality of the welding process can be likened to drawing in steel in its immediacy.
My work is represented in various private collections around the world.
“Glyn Walton is a versatile artist and sculptor working across several media. His mild steel sculptures are oiled, giving them a russet tinge that brings warmth to the cold metal and an engaging patina. Working in both figurative and abstract genres, this series is of works largely inspired by the locality of St Ives where he is partly based, summoning the sinuously weaving, picturesque road that leads to the historic village of Zennor, the luminous, infinitely receding horizons of the Cornish coastline, and the shape and form of the moon as it plays on the swiftly incoming tide. Suitable for indoor or year round outdoor display, these works unveil themselves gradually, offering the viewer a complexity of aspects and angles from which to enjoy their forms. ”
Kat Kowalewska, Exhibition Catalogue October 2020