Donna McGlynn


Born in Arbroath, Scotland, I studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art.

I have exhibited in juried exhibitions such as the BP Portrait Awards, The Morrison Portrait Awards, annual Exhibitions at the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Glasgow Institute and the Lynn Painter-Stainer’s Award at the Mall Galleries in London. Most recently, my work was included in the shortlist of the inaugural Scottish Portrait Awards in Edinburgh.
In my paintings, I speak of the quiet, solitary place within us all, using real yet dreamlike scenarios, sometimes drawing on fable and history, sometimes drawing on the personal, to describe the human condition, resulting in narrative, allegorical imagery that reflects on the human experience.
Sense of place is of importance to me, whether that’s in the form of imaginative world-building, or tangible surroundings. This drawing is a product of personal history and events, where the lines of reality are blurred by the fallibility of memory.