When I was young, I would spend hours looking at the way light and shadow played upon various objects. This evolved into my love of color and function. My strong memory of a uniquely American style inspires me. If you can recall a feeling from viewing my painting, then I have done my job! Looking at my images I imagine stories from different perspectives. Usually, I start with photographs then use them as reference for my realistic oil or acrylic paintings.
I take great care to ensure the highest quality craftsmanship and materials building from building my canvas all the way throughout the painting. My technique is to use paint layering. I start with the background and then build up the layers to enhance the image. This allows the whole painting to develop over several days for each layer’s drying time.
2015-Present: Part-time Artist
2001-2015: US Navy
1990-2001: Part-time Artist
1983-1990: US Navy
B.S. Art in Urban Life – Springfield College 1982
M.A. Strategic Studies – Naval War College 2012
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2018 - Medium in Acrylic Award - Academic Artist Association 68th Annual Juried Exhibition, Vernon, CT
2018 - Third Place Antonio Cirino Award – Providence Art Club National Open Exhibition, Providence, RI
2018 - Best in Show – Articulture 2018 – Westfield, MA 2018
1992 - Grand Sponsor’s Award, Tufts – On My Own Time, Boston, MA
1992 - Best in Show Award, Tufts – On My Own Time, Boston, MA
1992 - People’s Choice Award, Tufts – On My Own Time, Boston, MA
2019 – Art Gallery at the Mill, Group Show “Levels”, Unionville, CT, USA.
2018 – Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition: America Now, Providence, RI, USA.
2018 – Academic Artist Association 68th National Juried Annual Exhibition, Vernon, CT, USA.
2018 – Articulture 2018, Artworks of Westfield, Westfield, MA, USA.
2017 - Articulture 2017, ArtWorks of Westfield, Westfield, MA, USA.
1992 - Tufts – On My Own Time, State Transportation Building, Boston, MA, USA.
Ms. Susan Klimowicz, Private Collector, Massachusetts
Ms. Milo Close, Private Collector, Washington
Mr. & Mrs. Reh, Private Collectors, California
"Glenn Murray Featured Artist", Artist Portfolio Magazine, October 2018
“Articulture Arrives in Westfield”, The Westfield News, April 21, 2018
“Executive Artists” The Boston Tab, January 28, 1992, Cover Story