Glenn Merchant Selected Paintings 2014

Art by Glenn Merchant. Music by David Michael Jackson


“I am an artist that values the power of an image to move me both visually and emotionally.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois
Received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Middle Tennessee State University – MTSU , 1985.
Has lived and painted in Tennessee, Virginia, Maine and Georgia.

I find Glenn’s images to be emotionally uplifting. His colors are invigorating rather than morose. He doesn’t seem to set out to be “pretty” so much as to represent emotion with subject and color. Color? He makes other’s seem dark while searching for the same sense of penetrating the conscious with the subliminal attachment to color.

That’s a fancy way of saying that he cheers me up. I delight in the blues, greens and striking contrasts I see in simplicity.

Currently lives and works from his studio in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Abstract Landscape Painting by Glenn Merchant

Abstract Landscape Painting by Glenn Merchant

Abstract Landscape Painting
Is that an art genre? Maybe it should be. Is that a contradiction. An abstract is, by definition, a painting that does not represent the real. Of course there is no definition for an abstract painting and it could be said that a landscape painting cannot represent the real world either being both flat and made of paint.
A very beautiful painting. So full of color and so exuberant, a celebration it seems.

It is by Tennessee Artist Glenn Merchant.

End of Summer Painting- by Glenn Merchant

Summer Painting- The End of Summer


This summer painting really reminds me of summer.It is by Tennessee Artist Glenn Merchant. This is an abstract painting of a tree. The colors play with the eye. I really like the tree.

Here is and end of summer poem by Wayne Jackson (1951-1989)

August laughing wind
bouncing against the open window
extending a finger
into the corner of the summer
to ease the curtain aside
and gently blow a kiss
on my sweating brow

Here is Monet’s End of Summer Painting:

Monet End of Summer Painting
Monet End of Summer Painting

Claude Monet End of Summer

There are certainly similarities in color relationships here. Merchant is a more modern form of Monet, drifting into abstraction, but with the same intent, to capture the colors of the moment. To excite the eye.