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Glenna L. Bye. Image courtesy of the artist.

Glenna Bye, a landscape painter, responds to nature in many ways. Not only does she paint the fields and valleys of our area, her paintings include streams, bridges and historic buildings. Bye looks for variety in shape, texture, value, and color. She arranges these components in a united and orderly way within the composition. Bye does not usually change the main visual appearance of the subject, but tries to enhance the important parts with light and shadow. Bye started watercolor painting when she moved to Bucks County; she was inspired by the county's beauty, nostalgia, and history.

Glenna Bye's father was a commercial artist, and her husband, Ranulph Bye, was a well known painter. Art has always been an important part of her life.

Glenna Bye currently resides and has a studio in Mechanicsville, Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Glenna L. Bye. Image courtesy of the artist.

Education & Community

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Institute of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bucks County Community College, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Connection to Bucks County
Glenna Bye has resided in Bucks County for most of her life. She is the wife of artist Ranulph Bye.

Ranulph Bye, Dot Bunn, Dorothy McNamarra, Joseph Crilley, Marcia Nickert, Christopher McCalley

Awards & Appointments

Major Awards
Sylvan Pools Award, First Annual Bucks County Challenge, Doylestown, PA, 1983
Best of Watercolor, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 1998

Affiliations and Memberships
Jury of Awards Committees
Philadelphia Watercolor Society
Allied Artists


Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Phillips' Mill Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA
Annual Sculpture Show of Bucks County Sculptors, Doylestown, PA 1980, 1983
Pine Run Show, Doylestown, PA, 1981
Pennridge Art Gallery, Perkasie, PA, 1982
Fifth Annual Bucks County Sculpture Show, Doylestown, PA, 1982
The Lambertville House, Lambertville, PA, 1982
Ninth Open Juried Art Exhibition, Doylestown, PA, 1983
Philadelphia Water Color Club, Philadelphia, PA, 1984
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 1984
Barn Studio Art Exhibition, Doylestown, PA, 1982, 1984
Celebrate Bucks County Arts Invitational
, Doylestown, PA, 1986
Galaxy Art Show, Newtown, PA, 1994, 1996
Bucks County Conservancy Annual Calendar, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1997
The Upstairs Gallery, Lahaska, PA, 1987, 1995
Krasdale Galleries, New York, NY, 1999
Bucks County Artist's Studio Tour, Bucks County, PA, 2000
Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, PA, 2000
Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA, 2000
Discovering Bucks County Women
, Bucks County, PA, 2000
Mixed Media Gallery, Mechanicsville, PA, 2002

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