Says Glenn, "I have many artistic interests and pursue forms of expression through design, painting, photography, and writing. To me, one expression inspires another, and I try to build on the connections among them."
The compositional opportunities Glenn finds in contrasting elements goes to the heart of his nature based aesthetic.
In my previous post on Glenn's paintings, I briefly mentioned Pastoral, the biannual publication created by Glenn and his wife Ann Billings which features "the stories and work of individuals, organizations, processes, and products motivated by the creative and natural environments of Vermont."
A recent issue included an article on Birch Hill Farm, a diversified working farm located on Morgan Hill in South Woodstock, Vermont. Says Glenn, "Pastoral is one expression where my work as a photographer, writer, and designer coalesce. "
Excerpts from additional previous issues telling the stories of Vermonters - living, working, and creating - throughout the state can be seen here.
Glenn's photographic eye and talent for graphic design caught the attention of Vermont glass maker and potter Simon Pearce which has led to successful collaboration between the two. In addition to photography, Glenn provides the art direction for the company.
After one has lived in Vermont for a time it becomes part of your soul. It is a very special place - inspiring yet grounding, uncompromising but inclusive, remote and embracing - and Glenn has succeeded in capturing that essence in his paintings, his photography and his publications that celebrate both Vermont and the people who make their lives here.