Glenn Tunstull is a contemporary Hudson Valley artist and author who resides outside of Claverack, New York. His newly published book entitled, TUNSTULL From Fashion to Fine Art, by Glenn Tunstull and Jelani Bandele, is an illustrated book on his illustrious career as an artist.
Tunstull’s work focuses on abstract landscapes that capture an essence of Georges Seurat’s pointallist masterpieces. Tunstull is greatly influenced by the Berkshires, the Catskills, Cape Cod and Brazil. His paintings are collectible on the East Coast where he regularly exhibits. The paintings of the Hudson Valley and Cape Cod reveal the lifestyle of the east coast in picturesque settings.
Educated at Parsons, the New School for Design in fashion, he has been an Adjunct-Professor there for more than fifteen years – teaching drawing and painting to fashion design students. He has also been teaching at Marist College for the past five years. In addition, he has taught at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and at Pratt Institute. All this, followed a successful career as a Fashion Illustrator, with his work gracing the pages of Vogue Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, WWD, W, Playbill, The New York Times, etc. -- with clients ranging from Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein to Hermes and Kenzo in Paris. Additionally he has illustrated several books including Kathryn Klinger's First Book of Beauty and The Beauty Principal by Victoria Principal, Kai, A Big Decision by Sharon Shavers-Gayle published by Simon & Schuster. His work has been highlighted as a leading Fashion Illustrator in the "Line of Fashion" exhibit at The Society of Illustrators in NYC and at the "Drawing On Style" exhibit in London, UK in 2014.
It was his thirst for challenges as an artist that initially inspired Tunstull's move to landscapes. "I have a preoccupation with water and light which drives me to paint a particular setting", he states. His settings, thus far have been as striking as they have been varied. His images extend from the pastoral settings of the Hudson Valley, to the energetic and breathtaking color of Bahia, Brazil. Add works from Australia, Bali, England, France, Italy and Japan, and it's easy to see how Tunstull has reinvented himself as one of this generation's premiere, truly international artists – as evidenced by the overwhelming groundswell of support that greets his shows.
Glenn’s last major shows in 2016, "Drawing on Style" at Gray MCA Gallery, London, UK and "Moments", at the Cousen Rose Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
2016 Drawing On Style, Gray MCA Gallery 8, London, UK
2016 Moments, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2014 Streets of Hudson, CCCA Gallery, Hudson, NY
2014 Body of Work, CCCA Gallery, Hudson, NY
2014 Drawing On Style, Gray MCA Gallery 8, London, UK
2014 Beach Musings, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2011 Vineyard Colors, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2010 Vineyard Perrenials, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2009 Sumbrellas, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2008 Tranquility, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2007 Vineyard Colours, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2006 Recent Works, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2005 Recent Works, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2004 Oils and Watercolors, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2003 Vineyard Magic, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2002 Oils and Watercolors, Picture That Gallery, Stamford, CT
2001 Watercolors, Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2000 Oils and Watercolors, Bloom, New York City
1999 Oils and Watercolors, Firehouse Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 The Art of Giving, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2009 ArtsWalk Hudson, Cannonball Factory, Hudson, N.Y.
2008 Group Show, Pierre Paul Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2008 Spring Show, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT
2008 Vibrations, Shellnut Gallery, Renneselaer Polytech, Troy, NY
2007 ArtsWalk Hudson, Pocketbook Factory, Hudson, N.Y.
2007 ArtExpo New York, Jacob Javits Center, New York, N.Y.
2006 ArtsWalk Hudson, Pocketbook Factory, Hudson, New York
2004 Spring Annual Members Show, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT
2003 Watercolors Annual Exhibitions, Niagara Watercolor Society,
2003 Juried Watercolor Exhibition, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
2002 September 11th Remembered, National Arts Club, New York City