Inspired by and starting from a place based on the land, Glenn Suokko is drawn to painting the representation and abstraction of nature, the familiar and unfamiliar, the rendered object and the flat plain, and brief moments that are transitory and allusive. He paints in oil on pure linen or cotton canvas. In his work he seeks to offer quiet contemplation, and to depict the serenity where he works and lives in rural Woodstock, Vermont. He also oversees the Art Gallery at Simon Pearce in Quechee, Vermont, where he shows his paintings as well as the work of artists from the region.
Glenn is also a writer, photographer, and designer of books on art and design. He authored, photographed, and designed Marsh, Billings, Rockefeller in Woodstock (Valise, 2019), Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns (Rizzoli, 2017), and Simon Pearce: Design for Living (Rizzoli, 2016). He is coauthor, photographer, and designer of Peter France (Valise, 2018), A Way of Living (Simon Pearce, 2009 and 2019) and Pastoral (2005–12). He is editor, photographer, and designer of A New Pastoral, a quarterly journal dedicated to featuring home-cooking recipes by Ann Suokko and stories from their home in Vermont. Read more >