American Art Collector

American Art Collector


Self-taught painter Glory Spinuzzi was born on the island of Sri Lanka in 1989, and being raised on an island meant the artist always had a fascination with the sea. She says, “It has been one of the biggest inspirations behind my artistic journey.”

Spinuzzi adds, “The sea is an expression of my own quest for the ideal world and of my longing to depict pristine, unspoiled nature. In my water paintings I express the primeval desire to represent clarity and purity. My intention or the idea behind an image is not always what is perceived by the observer. The way a work of art is interpreted and registered always take its own dynamic.”

The artist is also drawn to the organic nature of oil paint, finding that it both suits her personality and best represents the feeling and motion of the sea. She says, “The way it blends, glows, moves and exists. It’s an incredible medium to work with.”

Spinuzzi’s brushwork is quick and spontaneous, with shapes made up of lines, dabs and dots. But when viewed at a distance, the painting comes together in a recognizable composition. She explains, “My technique is derived from my study of oil painting, and in particular, glazing, which allows me to achieve the optimal depth and resolution. My current glazing technique is the result of using oil and resins. By employing glazing tried and tested in many paintings, I achieve the fascinating effect of depth in my latest variation of contemporary realism. Although I am a self-taught artist, I have been mentored by Edward Park, a great and internationally recognized artist.”