Glenna Adkins, whose artwork hangs in residences and businesses throughout the country, and in Europe, received her Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP). Her influences include modern design and color harmony as well as architecture, light, and pattern. She has been a working, professional artist since 2001.
She uses a unique mixed media technique that she has developed. Typically, a heavy base layer is put down with acrylic paint. Then she adds layers of soft pastel and sometimes graphite, and pen and ink. The use of this mixed media allows flexibility with each piece. Many layers of this alternating media are used which creates a texture and “history” to the painting. Then the work is finished with coats of oil-based varnish. She works in a wide range of sizes and titles each piece with a sense of whimsy.
Glenna’s studio and exhibit space are at Cincinnati’s Pendleton Art Center; the area’s largest concentrated group of artists under one roof. She has participated in numerous top-rated art fairs and festivals as well as gallery exhibits and has won many awards for her work.