I think of landscape painting as a dance with place and time as my partners. It is a search for visual form that, I hope, may express the spirit of place and a sense of the present that looks both to the past and future. I'm drawn to those places that stir a sense of awe and the sublime while attempting to avoid the overly picturesque and sentimental. My ambition is to make paintings that are both contemporary and timeless.
Glenn Renell Artist-in-Resident 2016
A native of Maine, Glenn was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design, Fort Wright College [BFA 1975], and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst [MFA 1978]. He was an associate professor of drawing, painting and design at Maine College of Art and taught there for over twenty years. Glenn left teaching in 2001 to paint full-time and now resides in Pearce, Arizona. His work can be found in several galleries and many corporate and private collections across this country and western Europe.
Last updated: February 7, 2016