Artist to Appreciate: Michael E. Glover

Michael Glover, End of the Line, Hines Creek, Alberta (2010) 2

Michael Glover, End of the Line, Hines Creek, Alberta (2010)

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Michael Glover’s realist artwork conveys a deep appreciation for the stark and forlorn rural and industrial landscapes that hint at the hardscrabble existence of the hardy folks who settled such remote areas long ago.  His sense of place is strong — even to the point that the titles of his paintings denote the specific towns depicted — and I like that much of his work focuses on the often overlooked Canadian heartland regions of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta.  However, Glover is the rare Canadian painter whose work embraces images of virtually all the country’s provinces, reflecting his wide travels across Canada’s vast expanse.

Michael Glover, In The Heartland, Aneroid, Saskatchewan (2006)

Michael Glover, In The Heartland, Aneroid, Saskatchewan (2006)

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Michael Glover, On the Crowsnest Line, Pincher Station, Alberta (2012)

Michael Glover, On the Crowsnest Line, Pincher Station, Alberta (2012)

Michael Glover, Forgotten Timber, Wawa, Ontario (2007)

Michael Glover, Forgotten Timber, Wawa, Ontario (2007)

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Michael Glover, Once Proud, Still Strong, Fredericton, N.B. (2004)

Michael Glover, Once Proud, Still Strong, Fredericton, N.B. (2004)

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Michael Glover, Standing Proud in the Eleventh Hour, Mossleigh, Alberta (2006)

Michael Glover, Standing Proud in the Eleventh Hour, Mossleigh, Alberta (2006)

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Michael Glover, The Final Days of Fleming, Fleming, Saskatchewan (2012)

Michael Glover, The Final Days of Fleming, Fleming, Saskatchewan (2012)

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Michael Glover, Alexandria Falls, Enterprise, NWT (2012)

Michael Glover, Alexandria Falls, Enterprise, NWT (2012)

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Michael Glover, Nightstop, Grenfell, Saskatchewan (2012)

Michael Glover, Nightstop, Grenfell, Saskatchewan (2012)

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Glover has a much-deserved exhibition opening in late November 2013 at the Art Gallery of Northumberland (Ontario), appropriately entitled “The Lost and Forgotten: Canada’s Vanishing Landscape.”   More of Glover’s exceptional art may also be viewed at his website here and at the Quinn’s of Tweed (Ontario) gallery.

Image Credits:  Michael E. Glover

24 responses

  1. Brett, What an excellent essay on a fine Canadian artist. Michael’s paintings deserves more attention and we are trying to do that by representing his work. Please visit his show in November or our gallery in Tweed anytime, to see these exceptional paintings. Thank you for your blog Brett. Paul – Quinn’s of Tweed Fine Art Gallery.

  2. Good evening, Mr. Lockwood

    I’m writing to thank you for taking such an interest in my work and the positive exposure you have given it on your blog. It’s always good to see that the artwork I produce as a result of my travels through Canada has been meeting with such a good response and I hope that my fascination with this country in which I live continues to show through. Again, many thanks. Sincerely, Michael Everett Glover

    • Mr. Glover, thanks for your kind words. The beauty and artistry of your wonderful paintings speak poetically about your appreciation for Canada, its people and their rich history. As the comments of others here also attest, your artwork clearly strikes a chord of recognition within many others as well. I know that I and many others wish you continued success in sharing your creative vision with a well-deserved wider audience.

      All the best,

      Brett

  3. Thank you for the follow! I had the op to visit your beautiful bog and I am glad I did! I love the old Apple labels, and especially the paintings by Michael Glover. I really like Forgotten Timbers and the colors he chose. Are reproductions of his work available online?

    Great Blog!
    The Lioness

    • Reproductions of my work (example: prints) are not available from any source as I sell only original art work and hold the copyright on everything I produce. Thank you for taking an interest in my work. Michael Everett Glover

      • Michael, thanks for replying to the question about prints and reproductions. It looks like you might have a ready market for such things if you wanted.

        Sincerely,

        Brett

    • Thanks. Yes, Glover’s works are quite good. I believe he’s posted a comment a short while ago in response to your question that he does not create prints or other reproductions.

  4. Reblogged this on Cardtales By The Lioness and commented:
    Discovered a creative and wonderful Blog as Brett from OCANADA followed moi! Art, creativity and just a lot of beauty to behold. I especially like the works if Michael E. Glover, featured here. Check out my favorite, Forgotten Timber.

  5. A lovely post, you have a great blog! Thank you so for much introducing Michael Glover.
    I’ll be back for more. 🙂

    Greetings from the North
    Dina

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