Glenn Hoyle was born
in Lancashire, England in 1951 and from an early age he loved to
draw and paint. At The age of 15, following advice from his art
teacher, Glenn enrolled as a student for three years at the Rochdale
College of Art.
After working as a commercial artist
for an advertising agency , he felt it was time to broaden his horizons
and travelled extensively throughout Europe, North Africa, The Middle
East and visited Australia in 1974. He returned to live permanently
in Melbourne in 1981.
It was here that he considered painting
full time. He Joined the Peninsula Art Society, entered Art Shows
and exhibited in local
galleries. His first exhibition was sold out in the first two weeks.
This was all very exciting but he knew that relying soly on painting
sales wasn't going to be that easy, so in 1989 Glenn started
to conduct art classes and workshops from his studio. This proved
to be very popular and still is today. He now teaches at the Peninsula
Art Society and the Mordialloc Mentone Art Group.
Working in oils, acrylic, watercolour
and pastels, Glenn strives to capture the effect of light on
this treasured land and coastline. His work has won
many awards and the hearts of many buyers and are represented
in private collections throughout Australia and overseas.