About Glenn James Secrest
I'm a retired US Navy Captain and former business executive. While I have not had any academic training in painting, I've been privileged to work under the guidance of several of today's masters.
I studied drawing with Thomas Deininger of the Newport (Rhode Island) Art Museum and oil painting with Scott Christensen in his Idaho studio. I've also participated in workshops with internationally-known artists Tony Couch and Tom Lynch in the Carolinas; and Randall Scott, Larry Gerber, Charles Gruppe´and Hugh O`Neill in Florida.
Having spent almost all of my life near or on the sea, my first love is marine subjects. Concentrating in oils and watercolors, my other interests are landscapes and still lifes. Through frequent travel, both in the US and abroad, I continually discover new and exciting subjects for my work.
I`m a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society and the faculty of the Newport Art Museum (where I currently teach courses in Intermediate and Advanced Painting in oils.)
My artwork has been shown in several national and regional exhibitions at the CODA Gallery in Palm Desert, CA; the State University of New York Maritime College; the Florida Atlantic University Honors Campus; the Lighthouse Center for the Arts in Tequesta, Florida; the Newport Art Museum, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod; the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI; and the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.
Many of my works are held in private collections in Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Colorado, California, the District of Columbia and Canada. Several of my works have been published in greeting cards, brochures, calendars, newspapers and magazines.