"After 30 years of shooting for commercial clients, I am now in a position where I can take pictures purely for myself, but the beauty about running my own gallery is that if customers like my images they buy them, if they don't like the work they leave! I love that simplicity of operation"
The reward is that I get to meet some really wonderful people, with a shared interest in the landscape and environmental issues, and we discuss experiences, thoughts and memories. This interaction is absolutely the best thing about running your own gallery. I am happier and more confident now about my work and my business, than at any time to date, I'm in a good place!"
From a fine-art family and upbringing in Cornwall, Glyn followed a one-year Arts Foundation Course at the respected Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall, and then took a degree in Photography, Film and Television at Harrow in London. On completion in 1987, he started freelancing for magazine clients, especially yachting and countryside titles such as Classic Boat, Yachting World and Country Living.
Over his career he has undertaken a multitude of industrial and advertising commissions for clients including National Grid, National Trust, Midland Mainline Railways, BBC and S4C TV, using camera formats from 35mm to 5”x4”. For 13 years he was a photography tutor at the University of Wales.
He has featured in many TV programmes including
"Welsh Journeys" (BBC Wales)
"Mousemat" BBC Radio Wales
"Tidal Wales" (ITV Wales)
"Sioe Gelf" (S4C) Welsh Arts Programme (twice)
"Wedi 7" (S4C) (four times)
"Echapées Belles" France 5
"Weatherman Walking" (BBC)
In 2002, Glyn established his commercial studio and gallery, the Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery, in Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales.
He has published four art books about his work, the first two of which, were given as a wedding gift to Prince William & Princess Catherine by the British Prime Minister.
And has held numerous solo exhibitions, but notably at the following venues:-
AOP Gallery, London - Solo Show (2011)
Basement Gallery - Vienna (2011)
Wales Millennium Centre - Cardiff
Williamson Municipal Art Gallery - Birkenhead
Oriel Ynys Mon - Anglesey
Kooywood Gallery - Cardiff
Royal Festival Hall - London