Glen Semple was born 1960 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. He grew up to study at Red Deer College and then the University of Calgary from which he graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Undaunted by detail, the Calgary based artist presents resplendent images suffused with light and surreal color, light-hearted and wonderfully contrasting textures, and dream-like and captivating compositions; visual masterpieces.
Every household has boxes, drawers, or jars of "junk", disparate objects thrown together, perhaps overlooked and waiting to be rediscovered in child's play or reclaimed for alternative uses. I felt it would be fun to explore the use of jars in everyday experience and as capsules with which to capture experiences, ideas, interests and memories. My images are intended to be playful, positive statements about the people, objects and environment that surround me. They are paintings about ordinary things and our relationship with them, as well as the appearances and qualities of the objects and their interactions with one another. My paintings explore the visual interaction of colours, light, shapes and textures and the controlled application of colour and paint. In the end, I hope my work will create a feeling, mood and pattern that demonstrates a unique and positive vision of our world and the joy and excitement that I experience painting.