Glenn Hall was born in Saint John in 1961. His education began at Mount Allison University where he studied Art History and English for two years before studying painting under Jerry Ferguson at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD in 1984, and after teaching art briefly at Rothesay Netherwood School, received his Bachelor of Education in Fine Art from UNB Fredericton.
Hall’s work has been exhibited widely in public and private galleries throughout the Maritimes. Apart from his commitment to working as a visual artist, Glenn has recently retired as a visual art and performing arts educator. 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.
There is a long Canadian tradition of artists off in remote cabins somewhere in the woods of this great nation creating sketches of their surroundings. For the most part, this is true for these panels. I see this as part of an ongoing tradition in Canada, like snowshoeing or beans on Saturday. By exploring the natural beauty of my personal environment I hope to also raise people’s awareness of the various threats of corporate interests to our natural resources. Eco-systems need to be protected not exploited for short term gain at incredible risk to our environment. One who truly understands this country with its moose and maple will protect it rather than destroy it.
- Glenn Hall
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately. - Henry David Thoreau
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Glenn Hall's life and painting by Matt Brown below:
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