Glen Preece (1957 - ) started painting when he was 10 when he sold his first 3 paintings in an exhibition in Sydney. During his later studies in Sydney he was initially condemned by his tutors as too traditional but his talent was quickly recognized by the late John Brackenreg. A hugely influential figure in the Australian Fine Art, Brackenreg immediately gave the prodigious Preece a solo show – it sold out on the opening night. Preece’s subjects are mainly from everyday life and it is experiencing life that inspires him to paint. Living in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, where the seasons are clearly defined with frost and occasional snow in winter, beautiful autumns and long hot summers.