When art unlocks the door of peace, love and kindness, it will stand the test of time. Whenever and wherever seeds of peace are sown, goodness and harmony will follow.

  • The Artist
  • The Thinker
  • Fragments
  • Between the Lines
  • The Artist

    Closeness to nature is fundamental, 
    Nothing can be forced, with time everything evolves.

  • The Thinker

    Creating Art harmonizers the heart and mind.
    With the focus on love and kindness all aspects of life can be transformed.

  • Fragments

    Artworks on the theme of shared understanding and connection.

  • Between the Lines

    This project is designed to go beneath the surface appearance and beyond the superficial statements made about our community.


  • Updates




    The Friendship Tree at Christmas.

    Peace, Love and Light celebration.

    Sunday 10th December

    From 3pm.


    Knap Lake and Gardens, Barry,

    Vale of Glamorgan.

    Join Art4U as we light up the park and celebrate with some Carols. We will be joined by Porthkerry Community Choir and singer songwriters Bettie J. Williams and David Swallow. There will be a chance to add a message at the Tree of Peace and Friendship and join the Lantern parade. The event will also mark the 75th anniversary of the International Declaration of Human Rights. The focus of Peace, Love and Light is a universal message of hope for a present and future guided by an egalitarian, compassionate and understanding community.

    FREE ENTRY, donations warmly received.


    Art4U celebrates an ethos focused on Nature, Peace and Friendship. It aims to share collaborative art to the public of Barry and beyond. For more information on Art4U and the Friendship Tree Festival, please visit our facebook page @ The Friendship Tree Festival or website.glynpooley
    Please share this information with anyone you think might like to attend or be part of this celebration. 




    Face to Face Classes and online classes via the Zoom platform are available. Please connect with the link below for further details. 

    Glyn has a unique way of teaching art through understanding the techniques of other artists as well as drawing from his own experience. He is extremely knowledgeable both about all aspects of art as well as its considerable history. Glyn is also a talented critic and extremely helpful and generous when commenting on our work. I have learned a great deal from him through our online sessions and I really look forward to them. They are friendly, inspirational and interesting. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

    Liz Gooding

    Loving our online art sessions , many thanks . Makes me paint every week and enjoy seeing other people's work. 

    Tina Simmons- Roe.





  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Between the Lines focuses on the contribution individuals make to achieve the community they wish to live in. It offers an insight into what motivates people who actively contribute to the well being of their community and how their actions help and inspire others. It shines a light on who these people are and what they value.

    Through the combined mediums of pencil drawings, black and white film photographs and written reflections a unique record of community life in Wales and the U.K. is being documented.

    Between the Lines is clearly revealing that we are all interconnected; bonded by our community, our contribution and our shared humanity. For further details.

  • Joy in the Presence. A Path in Peace

    Joy in the Presence. A Path in Peace

    This ongoing project began on 1.1.15. One artwork has been made every day since that date. There are now over 3000.

    The piece explores the alchemy of time its multi dimension character and the precious nature of the 'moment'.

    Although the viewer and artist ‘lived through’ the same time frame from January 2015 to the present, they are now able to view history as a series of parallel days, jumping from one day to the next in any order they prefer as if they were time travelling! It also explores the idea of ‘active space’- the time one ‘sleeps’ and carries out other activities between the creation of the component images of the artwork.

    The artworks are actually 'moment markers'.

    It is an attempt to offer a definition of this ‘active space’ through the combination of imagery shown and consequently reveal what cannot be seen by the eye alone.

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the highest peak, and the deepest ocean, empty of all limiting thoughts.

Morihei Ueshiba.