Painting Moose Island

Painting Moose Island
Gallery 78 in Fredericton New Brunswick is having a showing of Glenn Hall’s exhibit Painting Moose Island from November 25th – December 24th. 

For those of you who don’t know, Moose Island is officially Mather’s Island and affectionately known as "The Island".  It is my father’s home. 

This summer, Glenn spent a lot of time painting on the island in preparation for this show.  Some of you may have seen my photos from last winter of ice and snow, Glenn’s paintings really capture the lush and magical quality of the island in the summer.

If you get a chance, take a look at Glenn’s paintings online at Gallery 78

I like to call the 3rd one from the top "Hey Look! That’s My Bedroom Window". Glenn seemed to think it should be named "Jim Clark’s Cabin."  Artist’s perogative I guess.

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  • December 19, 2005 at 1:58 pm
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    The Telegraph-Hournal’s Karen Ruet posted an interesting article on Glenn’s show.
    It starts “Jim Clark is the sole inhabitant of Mathers Island – 15 kilometres north of Saint John on the Kennebecasis River, and slightly north of Long Island. It’s so close in fact, Glenn Hall says you can throw a stone from Long Island and hit Mathers. Jim’s been living here since the seventies when he convinced friends to buy the 1.5 km-long piece of land and inhabit it with him. When they drifted off he stayed. Here he lives life paired down and basic. He builds banjos, raises huskies and in the winter sleds with them down the frozen river.”
    For an article on art, you’d think they’d have a better picture of Glenn…

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