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Glenn Dean

b. 1976

Glenn Dean - Biography

 

Glenn recognized his interest for art at the age of 13, however, he didn't realize his love for painting the landscape until his early 20's. His path became clear when he first saw examples of work by the Early California and Western landscape painters of the early 1900’s.

 

“Their work emphasized the importance of seeing the color of light combined with interesting compositions and seemingly effortless designs, while carefully observing the simple and basic characteristics of a specific location”.

 

Basically a self-taught artist, Glenn has a passion and joy for discovering answers to the complexities found in the works of the past masters.  Glenn strives for a similar quality in his work and uses the past masters as a standard to check his own work against. “The early painters incorporated good use of the principles of aesthetic art”.  Glenn believes that their paintings revealed the spiritual element of the landscape, which he feels should be the goal of the landscape painter.

Glenn gained recognition in the art world at a relatively young age.  He has appeared in several national magazines including Western Art and Architecture, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and American Artist. Glenn has won a number of awards, including the first ever “Emerging Artist Award” presented by Art and Antiques magazine. He is also the recipient of the Grand Prize and Artists Choice awards at the inaugural Tucson/Sonoran Desert Museum Plein Air Invitational.

Glenn’s feels that the landscape is a divine gift and his goal as an artist is to honor The Creator through painting the best he can with the gifts and tools that have been given to him.

Glenn paints on-location throughout the Southwest, dividing his time between deserts, mountains, and coastal subjects. Glenn feels that time in the field and in the studio are equally important. In his studio, Glenn develops larger compositions worked from field studies and other references. After living in New Mexico for nearly 4 years, Glenn has returned to his native state of California, where he lives on the Central Coast.

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Select Awards


-2013 Gold Thunderbird Award (Best of Show) Maynard Dixon Country 

-2007- Kelman -Ortiz award. Torrey Pines painting invitational

-2003 Grand Prize and Artist Choice award. Arizona-  Sonora desert Museum painting invitational 

-2002 Honorable Mention San Luis Obispo painting festival 

-Best Miniature painting award. San Juan Capistrano painting festival

-Inaugural Emerging artist award, Art and antiques magazine Carmel art Festival 2001

-2001 Honorable Mention award. San Juan Capistrano painting festival

 

 

Select Publications

-Western Art & Architecture, "Artists to Watch" Fall/ Winter 2010

-SantaFean Magazine, article December 2009

-Western Art Collector, article December 2009

-American Art Collector, article June 2009

-Art of the West magazine,  article Jan-Feb 2008

-Western Art Collector Magazine, feature article November 07

-Southwest Art magazine, feature article, November 2004

-American Artist Magazine , feature article, June 2003

-Southwest Art magazine, "News Makers" May 2003

-Southwest Art magazine, inaugural "21 under 31"

2000

 

 

Select Shows

 

-Maynard Dixon Country (invited artist)

2004, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09

-Coors Western Art Show (invited artist)

2007, 2008, 2009

-2007 Torrey Pines Painting competition (invited artist)

-One man shows-Medicine Man Gallery 2005, 2004, 2003 

2004

-Artists of the Grand Canyon Medicine Man 

Gallery 

-Artist Focus, Legacy Gallery 2003

-Laguna painting Invitational Invited artist 2002, 2003

-LPAPA signature member show

-California Art Club Gold medal show (exhibitor) 2001, 2002, 2003

 

 

Below: Painting by Jeremy Lipking

 

Glenn Dean - Biography
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