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Glenn Hall

 

 

Glenn Hall, Svogle, Miramichi, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

"SVOGLE", MIRAMICHI
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 13 x 15 in.
$495

 

Glenn Hall, The Duster and Fire, oil on canvas, 26 x 48 in.

THE DUSTER AND FIRE
oil on canvas
36 x 48 in.
unframed
$4,400

 

Glenn Hall, Backland - My Driveway, oil on board, 7.5  x 10 in.

BACKLAND - MY DRIVEWAY (2012)
oil on board
7.5 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 11 x 13.5 in.
$495



Glenn Hall, Amsterdam Bicycles, oil on board, 7 x 5 in.

AMSTERDAM BICYCLES (2012)
oil on board
7 x 5 in.
framed dimension: 8 x 6 in.
SOLD

 

Glenn Hall, Christ Church Cathedral II, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL II (2012)
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 10.5 x 11.5 in.
SOLD

 

 

Glenn Hall, Evening Pine, oil on board, 20 x 16 in.

EVENING PINE (2010)
oil on board
20 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 23.5 x 19.5 in.
$995


Glenn Hall, Hammond River March, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

HAMMOND RIVER, MARCH (2010)
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 10.75 x 12.75 in.
SOLD

 

Glenn Hall, Saint John River Sunset, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

SAINT JOHN RIVER SUNSET (2010)
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 10.75 x 12.75 in.
SOLD

 

 

Artist's Statement:

In 1996 I began building a 16' x 20' cabin deep in the woods of Kingston NB. I'd purchased 20 acres of bush country from an aunt on my Dad's side of the family in 1989. I dug holes and threw gravel in, building the structure on a bed of railway ties. We milled a number of the trees right on the spot.

I'd been through NSCAD and they'd really given us a lot of the post-Marxist stuff - maybe to toughen us up so as not to expect anything. As an artist in eastern Canada, that was pretty realistic. I'd been summering in St. Andrews, putting myself through school as a bartender. I'd met some draft dodgers and was reading Kerouac ... I also had a student loan and was thinking " I want to live like Thoreau and make paintings in a wood heated cabin ...and I don't want to pay any bank or any landlord or any power company any more money ...” Basically I resigned myself to the idea that I'd never have any money anyway so it was a practical decision.  Besides, one of the things I took from NSCAD was the notion that idea or lifestyle trumped "object" every time - the imagination to live a life would eclipse any painting or sculpture you'd ever make.

In the meantime I landed an art teaching job at RCS Netherwood which eventually led to a BEd. from UNB Fredericton and that found me exiled in Sillikers NB teaching art for a decade in a local high school.

Eventually I began to build the cabin from a variety of recycled sources. Found objects were always better, and I took some pride in the fact that a lot of the stuff used in the creation of my home was from the dismantling of other cabins and buildings.

In June of 1998 I moved there permanently some 2.5 km. from the last power pole. I saw myself as part of a long Canadian tradition of men living in the wilderness and painting their surroundings, I settled in to create a series of landscape sketches in oil. I did a lot of walking and snow shoeing - a lot of wood splitting too. I also taught in a public school daily. Some of the images were from my commute to and fro.

These paintings are basically sketches generated from my experience of living in the woods. When I paint I try to lay it down with an economy of brush stroke. There's no second guessing - the gesture has to be right the first time. Like Milne said, almost "wishing" them into being. One hears a lot these days about buying locally, or within a hundred miles. Well most of these paintings are from a few kilometres of the cabin.A few times the winter drove me out of the woods because the snow was too deep and I was reduced to weekends - but I was always back by the spring. However, the winter of 2011 was primarily spent in West Saint John. I had rekindled a friendship and then love for a woman I'd known for many years. Louise Dodge and I are to be married this summer. Thankfully, she loves the cabin!


Glenn Hall, Backland Brook by Wink Stevenson's

BACKLAND BROOK BY WINK STEVENSON'S (2010)
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 10.75 x 12.75 in.
SOLD

 

Glenn Hall, Winter Light from Cabin Roof, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

WINTER LIGHT FROM CABIN ROOF (2011)
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 10.75 x 12.75 in.
SOLD

 

 

Glenn Hall, Maple Behind the Shed, oil on board, 20 x 16 in.

MAPLE BEHIND THE SHED (2011)
oil on board
20 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 22.75 x 18.75 in.
SOLD


Glenn Hall, Scott Nightingale's Cabin, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

SCOTT NIGHTINGALE'S CABIN
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 11.5 x 13.5 in.
SOLD

 

Glenn Hall, Wink Stevenson's Cabin, oil on board, 8 x 10 in.

WINK STEVENSON'S CABIN (2010)
oil on board
8 x 10 in.
framed dimension: 10.75 x 12.75 in.
SOLD

 

Glenn Hall was born in Saint John, NB and his art studies began at Mount Allison University in 1979.  He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984 and a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick in 1989.

Hall’s work has been exhibited widely in galleries throughout the Maritimes, including the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, the ABEC in Saint John, the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown and the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax.

Apart from his commitment to working as a visual artist, Glenn has curated exhibitions and is an extremely busy visual art and performing arts educator within the province, a blessing for the students. Former students have raved about his excellence as a teacher “the biggest art influence in my life was Glenn Hall” (Stephen Williams, Emerging Artist).

His work is part of many private, public and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the New Brunswick Art Bank, the University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Museum, the New Brunswick Law Society and Bell Aliant.