Glenn Payan

Born near Vancouver in 1962 Glenn still resides in the lower Mainland with his wife and four children. He has been a teacher in the Coquitlam district since 1985. Glenn acknowledges the early artistic guidance of his father, a career draughtsman and immigrated Provencal artist in his own right, and more recently he also studied under Polish master Agata Teodorowicz (M.A. U. of Prague) for 2 years.

Glenn was an avid mountaineer and rock climber for many years; scaling a plethora of technical peaks and cliffs throughout BC, Alberta and the USA. Completely unaware that his future would be in the art world, Glenn would often sketch many of the mountain summits, glaciers, rock walls, forests and ridges he had visited, sometimes drawing his entire route up the peaks utilizing the landscape and many of the natural features of his ascent. Over the years, various factors encouraged him, as a family man, to throw his exuberant energy into developing his talents as an artist. He has maintained this deep-rooted love for the mountains though as evident in much of his artwork.

The subjects of many of Glenn’s paintings are colourful and, sometimes moody, whimsical landscapes: west coast and mountain villages, local Vancouver scenes and perched roadways winding along coastal waterways and between majestic mountains. His obsession with the Sea to Sky corridor, between Vancouver and Whistler has produced many stunning pieces.

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It is the joy and mystery I find in life that I love communicating through art. I tend not to refer to reality too much when developing a piece but rather draw on my own memories and recollections when choosing my subject matter and composing a painting. This way I tend to eliminate the superfluous and the trite, focusing more on those elements that made the memory such a fond one in the first place. While emotion and whim play a large role in creating a piece; lighting, perspective and colour are part of an extensive preplanning stage all of which assist in communicating that sense of joy or mystery to the viewer.
96 X 42 in. - $12,500.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'SEA TO SKY 99' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
60 X 48 in. - $8,750.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'HOMES ON A HILL' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
60 X 40 in. - $7,700.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'DESCENT FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
36 X 18 in. - $2,650.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'HARVEST TIME' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
30 X 40 in. - $4,450.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'NORTH OKANAGAN' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
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48 X 60 in. - $8,750.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'HOME BEFORE THE STORM, REINE, NORWAY' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
40 X 60 in. - $7,700.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'LAKE MCARTHUR MT BIDDLE, YOHO' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
30 X 48 in. - $5,050.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'ST MARY LAKE, MONTANA' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
30 X 40 in. - $4,450.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'MT CHEPHREN' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
40 X 60 in.
Glenn Payan artwork 'TWO JACK RUNDLE' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
Glenn Payan artwork 'SENTINALS OVER ASTER LAKE (WARRIOR, NORTHOVER, LYAUTEY)' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
48 X 72 in. - $10,400.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'VINEYARD BY THE LAKE' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
Glenn Payan artwork 'MORNING LIGHT, PICKET RANGE, CASCADES, WASHINGTON' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
20 X 30 in. - $2,650.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'ANDROMEDA, ICEFIELD PKWY' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
20 X 40 in. - $3,300.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'ON THE HORIZON' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
Glenn Payan artwork 'ANVIL ISLAND, HOWE SOUND (WITH A NOD TO MR HARRIS)' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
30 X 36 in. - $4,100.00
Glenn Payan artwork 'CABIN ESCAPE' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
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