Glenn Moreton is a realist painter of contemporary cityscapes.
His paintings have appeared in galleries in
The painter has been a winner of numerous
national competitions. The Allied Artists of America has exhibited Moreton's work at the National Arts Club in
The painter received his academic art training in the fields of industrial design and architecture, and the influence of these disciplines is apparent in his work. This academic training is visible in his techniques; such as his accurate renderings also obviously affect his selection of subject elements (e.g. buildings, automobiles, graphics components).
Though Moreton's work has been categorized as "Photorealist" the artist calls himself a "contemporary realist." His work does share many of the qualities of the photorealists of the 1970's, yet Moreton’s work has a focus and emphasis that differs from the artists of that period. In fact, the artist began developing his detailed realist cityscapes, quite unaware, and quite independently, of the photorealist movement.
One might refer to Moreton as a “photorealist with feeling.” Typical photorealists of that earlier era caught the eye with meticulous details, sharp renderings, glossy reflections and created eye-catching coolly objective paintings. Moreton continues this tradition of carefully rendering with precise technical skills, but his work has more accessibility-more warmth. Rather than looking at somewhat alienating urban scenes, the viewer of this particular painter’s work sees city environments that are satisfying and slightly enticing. Much of this effect is the result of Moreton’s attempt to create a pleasing visual harmony in an exciting, carefully balanced composition. In fact, Moreton’s chief preoccupation in his paintings is composition. Like traditional photorealists, Moreton takes photographs, which provide him with detailed information from which to work, yet his paintings are not mere reproductions of his photographs. He alters, rearranges, distorts, removes, and simplifies design elements according to the needs of his composition. His work is also unique because of his obvious fascination with visual rhythms.
The Arts Club of
1996 “Expedition: American Rivers.” Traveling exhibition
1995 Sherry French Gallery.
1994 National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. 41st. Annual Exhibition. National Arts Club.
1989 National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. 36th Annual Exhibition. National Arts Club.
1988 1988 Touchstone Gallery. Washington ,D.C. Group show.
Roger LaPelle Gallery.
Annual Exhibition. Salmagundi Club.
1987 1987 Artists Equity Exhibition: “Focus on Realism.” The art Barn. Washington, D. C. Juried
1986 Allied Artists of America, Inc. 73rd Annual;
Hank Baum Gallery.
“Landscape Inspirations” 1997, Rockport, Ma: Rockport Publishers, pp.49 -50, 53.
“The Best of Acrylic Painting, 1996, Rockport, Ma: Rockport Publishers, pp.44-46.
American Paintings :Number Two, 1994,
Sarah Lindsay, “Art Works; Glenn Moreton,” Braniff Magazine, May 1989, pp.10-13.
Tom Otwell, Glenn Moreton, Artist,” Outlook, May 8, 1989, p.4.
1998 Chosen in national competition for solo exhibition at the Arts Club of Washington.
Selected by Neal Benezra,
Curator of the Smithsonian’s
Selected as resident artist at
1994 1994 National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. Selected in national competition for annual
1988 Elsie Ject-Key Memorial Award. National Society of
Painters in Casein and Acrylic.
Knickerbocker Artists. Selected in national competition
for annual exhibition.
Allied Artists of
“Best in Show” cash award. Hank Baum Gallery.
1986 Artists’ Liaison annual competition. One of 106 winners from
Selected from 2500 entrants.
Allied Artists National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic