Glyn Macey was born in Newlyn, Cornwall in 1969.
He completed his HND in Graphic Design at Falmouth School of Art in 1991.Since leaving college, he has lived in Penzance, Cornwall, his work developing in response to the unique environment of West Cornwall.
He also worked as a successful designer until 1998 when he 'retired' from designing in order to devote his time solely to painting. Glyn Macey's paintings can be seen in many collections world-wide and his design work is found in many major high street retailers. 2001 saw the publication worldwide of posters by The Art Group and limited edition silkscreens by CCA Galleries.
He can often be found roaming the harbours, moorland and coast of his native West Cornwall, sketchbook in hand recording the details of daily Cornish life and history. Such sketches are in turn used as the basis for the studio paintings.