Preview: Artist Glenn Hall embraces rural living
Glenn Hall is one of the artists featured in Issue #4 of CreatedHere magazine. I chose to include him because of his love of rural living and how it inspires his art. Photographer Jason Nugent made the trek out to Glenn's off-the-grid cabin on the Kingston Peninsula and came back with stunning photos and a compelling story.
(Excerpt of story and photos of Glenn by Jason Nugent)
"Glenn Hall is a man who takes being a part of rural New Brunswick seriously. A retired art educator and painter, he grew up in Quispamsis in the 1960s. Disenchanted with the urban development around his home, he decided to embrace a rural life on the Kingston Peninsula, which has profoundly inspired his art. When I initially contacted him about visiting his cabin, I asked about this. Glenn was quick to point out that his biggest work is the cabin itself, and the paintings were just one aspect of that. I was intrigued.
The cabin is off the grid, totally solar powered, and Glenn collects water via an ingenious rain catching system up on the roof. A charming antique wood stove sits prominently in the kitchen. The rural life at its finest."
**NOTE** There were a few errors in the original magazine article, including one caption for the photo above where Glenn's barn was mistakenly referred to as his cabin. The mistake has been rectified by the use of a corrected label in all but the first 20 magazines to be sold. Many apologies to both Glenn and Jason for this oversight.