I think the color and pattern in this work are fun, but as I got into it I also started having fun with the people depicted. Their expressions and poses suggest to me GenX siblings in an old money family seated in front of a portrait of Mom and Dad. They love each other certainly but I think there is also a bit of a tense rivalry as they await their individual fortunes.

- Glenn Quist


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

36" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 6 oz.



Glenn Quist
Elk River, Minnesota

Getting to Know Glenn

Glenn Quist is a full-time artist in Elk River, Minnesota, near the Twin Cities metropolitan area. His elongated modernist figures appear in scenes derived from both memory and imagination with a strong emphasis on color and composition. Glenn considers his paintings to be "somewhere between dreams and reality." Opposed to telling stories directly, he prefers to present his work and leave the interpretation to the viewer.