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ARTIST PROFILE

Glenn Donnelly grew up in Belfast, a Belfast boy at heart. Throughout his adulthood life has taken him on many adventures.  Glenn completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multimedia Technology & Design while living in Edinburgh.  

Glenn then created his own Design Company winning Young Entrepreneur of the Year within his District.  Glenn was a Co. founder of the band Phoenix 23, from recording with Carl Verheyen (Supertramp) Stevie D (David Gilmour's current drummer) in Sunset Sound Studios LA to having 3 songs in the movie soundtrack '50 Dead men Walking' starring Sir Ben Kingsley and featured Number 4 in the Empire Movie Magazine Playlist top 10. 

 

Glenn then went onto painting various props for the hit series

Game of Thrones, see GAMEOFTHRONES page for more information. 

What began as a personal journey of expressionism has translated into pieces of Artwork and Photography that resonate with people to provoke emotion through colour / Art.  With influences from Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko to Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd and Tupac Shakur, new synergies are created from both explicit and implicit narratives. 

MISSION STATEMENT:

Glenn Donnelly has an approach that involves 'Action Painting', he seeks to convey emotion through the rough and explosive handling of paint.  The delicacy and contemplative nature of his work encompasses the purer abstract qualities of the emerging 'Colour' through movement.

PAST & FUTURE

Menagerie Exhibition Belfast : 2010

McKenna Gallery Omagh : 2011 – 2012

Sony Centre Belfast City Hall : 2012 - 2015

Arts Council Festival : Belfast 2014

The Yard Gallery Holywood : 2015 -2016

Clements Coffee Belfast : 2017

St Galls Art Exhibition Bangor : 2017

St Galls Art Exhibition Bangor : 2018

Solo Exhibition Bangor : 2019

Newyorkart New York : 2019

Destiny Gallery Belfast : 2013 - 2021

The Engine Room Belfast : 2021

McCullys Furniture Bangor : 2022 - Present

Tile and Stone Emporium Bangor : 2022

The Yard Gallery Holywood : 2022 to Present

St Galls Art Exhibition : 2023

Bangor Carnegie Solo Exhibition 2023

Bangor Carnegie Solo Exhibition October 2024

Glenn Donnelly Review

GAME OF THRONES

Glenn worked on GOT painting all types of shields and all types of props for Season 2.  Painting these shields was an experience. 'I painted between 7 to 8 shields a day and one shield would have up to 7 to 10 layers. I would use hair dyers to dry the paint fast, then I was able to apply another level of paint.'

Stannis Baratheon Shield
King Renly Baratheon Shield
Lannister Shield
Collection of Shields

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Glenn Donnelly Artist

In New York,
exhibiting a few blocks away
2019

Glenn Donnelly

'Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further'

Keith Haring