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Glen TARNOWSKI's use of imagery and symbolism reflects his eternal optimistic and whimsical view of life and possibilities.

"Painting that simply reproduces likeness of subject isn't enough -- I create paintings that express my emotional response to the beauty of subject." --Glen Tarnowski

Tarnowski is renown for being the father of "Modern Alegorism", using the techniques of the old masters in a whimsical, inspirational and paradoxical way to transform everyday 21st century objects into a visual essay on the modern condition. "Modern Alegorism", unlike surrealism, is always positive, uplifting, inspirational and enlightening, while providing an artistic exercise for the mind.

He was awarded an Angel Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (equivalent of the Oscar), for Best Motion Picture Graphics for the film, 'The Pale Rider' in 1996. His collector list includes Hollywood celebrities such as Mel Gibson, media moguls Ted Turner and Aaron Spelling, institutional collectors such as the Billy Graham Institute and a variety of corporations including Twentieth Century Fox, TRW, Nordstrom Corporation and major media networks including NBC and CBS.

Glossary of the SYMBOLISM used by GLEN TARNOWSKI

SCULPTURES

Please call 707-332-6254 for additional GLEN TARNOWSKI paintings and sculptures we have available! All paintings are on canvas. Click on picture for larger image.

PRINTS - Signed & Numbered, Limited Edition, Giclees on Canvas

AP Editions are hand-embellished by Tarnowski

summary meaning of each piece will accompany each work of art.

Just the Beginning - Giclee on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

JUST THE BEGINNING

24 x 32
Edition size 95, 10AP

14 x 18
Edition size 95, 10AP

Some paths in life are just the end of the beginning and really get us nowhere. When that happens we must step out beyond the familiar and chart a new path so that we may reach our goals.

Blank Canvas - Giclee on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

BLANK CANVAS

16 x 20
Premium Ed of 95

Family Affair - Giclee on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

FAMILY AFFAIR

24 x 36
Edition size 95, 10AP

18 x 24
Edition size 95, 10AP

God ordained the family to be a place of building, loving and nurturing. As He extends his Hand by the Spirit (water) through His Word (book) to us, we are able to see clearly the attitudes (animals) of what makes a successful family launch out into endless possibilities (universe). Perception (ostrich) is in the forefront looking ahead with wisdom (key) for the challenges that lay ahead. Endurance and longevity (turtle) in order to stay the course together. Commitment and loyalty (elephant) to be there and provide the security and insurance of cover (umbrella). Community and communication (orca) is necessary to interact and understand those around us. Uniqueness and individuality (zebra) so that we can grow to be the person God desires us to be. Intuition, insight and humility (giraffes) consistently forging a gateway of openness for all that God has to give and receive with joy. Finally, the willingness (feather) to stay united and grounded as one in the fullest of the treasures God has planned for us (kiwi). This is the “Family.”

possibilities - Giclee on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

POSSIBILITIES

24 x 30
Edition size 95, 10AP

20 x 16
Edition size 95, 10AP

Life can easily put dents and bumps into your path but if we don't look at where we are but rather where we desire to go and stay faithful to our goals and dreams-all things are possible. We must be focused not on the exterior but our heart, and see our true reflection of the possibilities we all have potential in achieving if we determine in ourselves not to give up!

Sanity - Giclee on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

SANITY

30 x 40
Edition size 95, 10AP

18 x 24
Edition size 95, 10AP

Sometimes in life there is no answers, no right way or solutions at that particular moment. Intuition and insight (giraffe) would say to then climb into a nice smoothing bubble bath to keep your sanity and wait for tomorrow!

Contemplation - Giclee on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

CONTEMPLATION

30 x 40
Edition size 95, 10AP

18 x 24
Edition size 95, 10AP

To much who has been given to much is required. Life is not just about pleasure but to grow in knowledge and understanding and insight. That only happens when we step out in faith and not be lead not by the five senses but by the truth of the God's Word, its then do we find a more and more meaningful purpose in life.

Overtime - Giclee on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

OVERTIME

22 x 28
Edition size 95, 10AP

PAINTINGS

ELEMENTAL
16 x 20
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
ELEMENTAL
16"h x 20"w
Original Oil on Canvas

The six elements—water, metal, earth, wood, fire, and air—form the basis of our existence, of life itself. In this whimsical presentation of this basic truth, the Koi represents life, sustained by this balance of elements.

A Balanced Relationship
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
A BALANCED RELATIONSHIP
50"h x 28"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Circle of Existence
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

CIRCLE OF EXISTENCE

from the ELEMENTAL ABSTRACTS Series
25"h x 19"w
Original Oil on Canvas


"Life comes at us from all directions. However, if we put up borders and find that quadrant of life where we can walk through our transformation and growth , that place that really contains the circle of existence; We can better face the challenges of life and its constant activity because we came from a place of serenity."

Winner Takes All by Glen Tarnowski
WINNER TAKES ALL
26.5"h x 37"w
Original Oil on Canvas
pathway to destiny
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
PATHWAY TO DESTINY
49"h x 32"w
Original Oil on Canvas

ALL WE NEED
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

ALL WE NEED

from the ELEMENTAL ABSTRACTS Series
26"h x 15"w
Original Oil on Canvas

GOOD FRUIT
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
GOOD FRUIT
25"h x 19"w
Original Oil on Canvas

The apple of knowledge is a good fruit that provides a gateway to new adventures and opportunities.

CITADEL
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

CITADEL

from the ELEMENTAL ABSTRACTS Series
40"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas

"In today’s busy life and daily circumstances that seems to crowd out even our personal time. God’s symbol of love still stands strong like a citadel as an answer to a busy and impersonal lives."

daily balance by Glen Tarnowski
DAILY BALANCE
38"h x 42"w
Original Oil on Canvas
keeping in concert by Glen Tarnowski

KEEPING IN CONCERT
29"h x 40"w
Original Oil on Canvas

By nature, the human soul sets off towards new horizons with its focus on attaining wisdom, keeping in concert with other participants in this endurance event called life.

What An Animal by Glen Tarnowski
WHAT AN ANIMAL
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Emergence by Glen Tarnowski
EMERGENCE
28"h x 38"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Outside Our Limitations
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

OUTSIDE OUR LIMITATIONS

from the ELEMENTAL ABSTRACTS Series
20"h x 24"w
Original Oil on Canvas


"Faith will always cause us to walk beyond all reasoning which tends to keep us bound in our familiarities and fears. It is when we go beyond our limitations and let our God-given talents rise and be used is when we see our greatest advances and God’s provision."

Watering Imagination by Glen Tarnowski
WATERING IMAGINATION
20"h x 16"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Visitation by Glen Tarnowski
VISITATION
39"h x 27"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Unveiled Journey by Glen Tarnowski
UNVEILED JOURNEY
37"h x 45"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Unexpected Possibilities by Glen Tarnowski
UNEXPECTED POSSIBILITIES
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
ubiquitous by Glen Tarnowski

UBIQUITOUS
33"h x 25"w
Original Oil on Canvas


Time and space are ubiquitous, ever-present, and require
our awareness, adaptability, and vigilance.

Tree Of Knowledge by Glen Tarnowski
TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
23"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Ready to Launch by Glen Tarnowski
READY TO LAUNCH
32"h x 25"w
Original Oil on Canvas
trusted path by Glen Tarnowski

TRUSTED PATH
68"h x 34"w
Original Oil on Canvas


Strength, wisdom, perseverance, willingness, and faith are all components
of the trusted path, the path to prosperity, the path to a better life.

Time Passengers by Glen Tarnowski
TIME PASSENGER
25"h x 33"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Time Is A Dancing by Glen Tarnowski
TIME IS A DANCING
12"h x 9"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Time Chaser by Glen Tarnowski
TIME CHASER
14"h x 11"w (interior image)
Original Mixed Media Oil on Canvas
The World Is Your Apple by Glen Tarnowski
THE WORLD IS YOUR APPLE
24"h x 35"w
Original Oil on Canvas
The Uninvited Guests by Glen Tarnowski
THE UNINVITED GUESTS
21.5"h x 31.5"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Team Work by Glen Tarnowski
TEAM WORK
45"h x 37.5"w
Original Oil on Canvas
SymphonyOnNature by Glen Tarnowski
SYMPHONY OF NATURE
40"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Support by Glen Tarnowski
SUPPORT
36"h x 24"w
Original Oil on Canvas
StoriedLife by Glen Tarnowski
STORIED LIFE
33"h x 25"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Sticks And Stones by Glen Tarnowski
STICKS AND STONES
30"h x 39"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Steps Of Faith by Glen Tarnowski
STEPS OF FAITH
Diptych
Original Oil on Canvas
stepping into possibilities by Glen Tarnowski

STEPPING INTO POSSIBILITIES
48"h x 47"w
Original Oil on Canvas

It takes strength, wisdom, and confidence to trust that the events of daily life
won’t let you down as you pursue your dream; add a willingness to do whatever it takes and soon you’ll be stepping into possibilities that you couldn’t even have imagined.

Spellbound by Glen Tarnowski
SPELLBOUND
33"h x 27"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Self Indulgence by Glen Tarnowski
SELF INDULGENCE
20"h x 16"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Seeking The Unexpected by Glen Tarnowski
SEEKING THE UNEXPECTED
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Seahorses by Glen Tarnowski
SEAHORSES
25"h x 31.5"w
Original Oil on Canvas
School Of Understanding by Glen Tarnowski
SCHOOL OF UNDERSTANDING
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Sail by Glen Tarnowski
SAIL
30"h x 40"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Rustlers End by Glen Tarnowski
RUSTLER'S END
24"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
RoyalAscent by Glen Tarnowski
ROYAL ASCENT
18"h x 13"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Ripe by Glen Tarnowski
RIPE
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Resurrection by Glen Tarnowski
RESURRECTION
43"h x 33"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Release by Glen Tarnowski
RELEASE
20"h x 24"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Regeneration by Glen Tarnowski
REGENERATION
30"h x 40"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Redeemed by Glen Tarnowski
REDEEMED
36"h x 24"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Red Light Special by Glen Tarnowski
RED LIGHT SPECIAL
22"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
R.U.N.V.S. by Glen Tarnowski
R.U.N.V.S.
19"h x 22.75"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Productivity by Glen Tarnowski
PRODUCTIVITY
18"h x 13"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Pear A Dice Tranquility by Glen Tarnowski
PEAR A DICE TRANQUILITY
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Payday by Glen Tarnowski
PAYDAY
30"h x 40"w
Original Oil on Canvas
pathway to freedom by Glen Tarnowski

PATHWAY TO FREEDOM
32"h x 25"w
Original Oil on Canvas

With clarity of goal and the willingness and wisdom to pursue it,
the pathway to freedom is the pathway to prosperity as well.

Paradise On The Move by Glen Tarnowski
PARADISE ON THE MOVE (diptych)
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Outpouring 2 by Glen Tarnowski
OUTPOURING II
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Out Of The Frying Pan by Glen Tarnowski
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN
30"h x 40"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Out Of The Box by Glen Tarnowski
OUT OF THE BOX
33"h x 25"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Out Of Africa by Glen Tarnowski
OUT OF AFRICA A & B
(diptych - 2 dimensional overlay of 2 paintings)
40"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Origin Of Life by Glen Tarnowski
ORIGIN OF LIFE
30"h x 40"w
Original Oil on Canvas
On The Seventh Day by Glen Tarnowski
ON THE SEVENTH DAY
19"h x 22.75"w
Original Oil on Canvas
On Eagles Wings by Glen Tarnowski
ON EAGLES' WINGS
18"h x 13"w
Original Oil on Canvas
On Cloud Time by Glen Tarnowski
ON CLOUD TIME
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Neighbor by Glen Tarnowski
NEIGHBOR
17.25"h x 45"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Natures Awakening by Glen Tarnowski
NATURE'S AWAKENING
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Monkey Business by Glen Tarnowski
MONKEY BUSINESS
19"h x 23"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Making a Splash by Glen Tarnowski
MAKING A SPLASH
11"h x 14"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Look Listen Laugh Love: Life by Glen Tarnowski
LOOK LISTEN LAUGH LOVE: LIFE
48"h x 60"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Life Of Riley - Art And Culture by Glen Tarnowski
LIFE OF RILEY: ART & CULTURE
(diptych - 2 dimensional overlay of 2 paintings)
30"h x 50"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Libert A & B by Glen Tarnowski
LIBERTY A & B
(diptych - 2 dimensional overlay of 2 paintings)
39.25"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
King Of Bling by Glen Tarnowski
KING OF BLING
19"h x 24"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Keys To Success by Glen Tarnowski
KEYS TO SUCCESS
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Innovate by Glen Tarnowski
INNOVATE
19"h x 24.5"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Industrious by Glen Tarnowski
INDUSTRIOUS
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
In The Flow 2 by Glen Tarnowski
IN THE FLOW II
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
In A Blur by Glen Tarnowski
IN A BLUR
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Illumination Of Ideas by Glen Tarnowski
ILLUMINATION OF IDEAS
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
If You Always Do What You Have Done by Glen Tarnowski
IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
12"h x 9"w
Original Oil on Canvas
hand picked by Glen Tarnowski

HAND PICKED
25"h x 15"w
Original Oil on Canvas

Having scaled the ladder of success, this young lady has been hand picked to receive the adoration of the tree of life and swing joyfully above the new horizons of tomorrow yet to come.

hand of faith by Glen Tarnowski

HAND OF FAITH
32"h x 25"w
Original Oil on Canvas

Cradled in the hand of faith, the lion stands at the ready to leap into the new horizon with passion by his side, lead by faith to strive towards greater heights.

Giraffix by Glen Tarnowski
GIRAFFIX
14"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Get Your Game Face by Glen Tarnowski
GET YOUR GAME FACE ON
19"h x 24.5"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Gamblin Nuts by Glen Tarnowski
GAMBLIN' NUTS
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Fresh Start by Glen Tarnowski
FRESH START
18"h x 13"w
Original Oil on Canvas
For The Love Of by Glen Tarnowski
FOR THE LOVE OF
24.5"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Flowing Dreams by Glen Tarnowski
FLOWING DREAMS
25"h x 33"w
Original Oil on Canvas
facade by Glen Tarnowski
FAÇADE
24.5"h x 36"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Endless Possibilities by Glen Tarnowski
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
17.5"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Drawn Out by Glen Tarnowski
DRAWN OUT
24.5"h x 19"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Discovery by Glen Tarnowski
DISCOVERY
26"h x 33"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Dancers Dream by Glen Tarnowski
DANCER'S DREAM
60"h x 48"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Covenant by Glen Tarnowski
COVENANT
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Conception by Glen Tarnowski
CONCEPTION
33"h x 43"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Commitment by Glen Tarnowski
COMMITMENT
27"h x 39"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Charity by Glen Tarnowski
CHARITY
24"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Building On A Concept by Glen Tarnowski
BUILDING ON A CONCEPT
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Breath Of Life by Glen Tarnowski
BREATH OF LIFE
18"h x 25"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Breaching The Deep by Glen Tarnowski
BREACHING THE DEEP
18"h x 14"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Bittersweet by Glen Tarnowski
BITTERSWEET
30"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Beyond The Bounds by Glen Tarnowski
BEYOND THE BOUNDS
40"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Being Poured Out by Glen Tarnowski
BEING POURED OUT
12"h x 9"w
Original Oil on Canvas
balance of nature by Glen Tarnowski

BALANCE OF NATURE
33"h x 19"w
Original Oil on Canvas

Throughout life, humanity walks a tightrope between uncertainty and prosperity,
protected by a sense of inner-awareness while enduring life’s storms: such is the balance of nature.

Awakening by Glen Tarnowski
AWAKENING
30"h x 40"w
Original Oil on Canvas
At Any Moment by Glen Tarnowski
AT ANY MOMENT
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas
animal house by Glen Tarnowski

ANIMAL HOUSE
25"h x 32.75"w
Original Oil on Canvas


One dependent on his strength, the other logic, yet both are in need of inner-awareness, wisdom, and understanding if their animal house is truly to become a home.

All Aces by Glen Tarnowski
ALL ACES (Diptych)
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
A Second In Eternity by Glen Tarnowski
A SECOND IN ETERNITY
37.75"h x 30"w
Original Oil on Canvas
JUST THE END OF THE BEGINNING
33h x 24w
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
JUST THE END OF THE BEGINNING
33h x 24w
Original Oil on Canvas
HIT THE ROAD RUNNING
16 x 12
Original Oil on Canvas  by Glen Tarnowski
HIT THE ROAD RUNNING
16"h x 12"w
Original Oil on Canvas
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
16 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
16"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
Glen Tarnowski - PAINT YOUR PATH
16h x 12w
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
PAINT YOUR PATH
16h x 12w
Original Oil on Canvas

Glen Tarnowski - THRESHOLD
14 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski


THRESHOLD
14" x 11"
Original Oil on Canvas
Glen Tarnowski - TREE OF IMAGINATION
14 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas  by Glen Tarnowski
TREE OF IMAGINATION
14"h x 11"w
Original Oil on Canvas
SHOWDOWN
13 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
SHOWDOWN
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas

Knowledge vs. knowledge, skill against skill, luck, boldness, and risk; it’s a show down.

Glen Tarnowski - ON THE RUN
11 x 14
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski


ON THE RUN
11" x 14"
Original Oil on Canvas
Glen Tarnowski - WHAT IS IN YOUR MAIL?
33 x 11.25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

WHAT IS IN YOUR MAIL?
33" x 11.25"
Original Oil on Canvas

Let wisdom and understanding guide you in your communication, do unto others and remember that love is life’s honey and criticisms its vinegar: What’s in your mail?

ABOVE AND BEYOND
25 x 33
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski


ABOVE AND BEYOND
25" x 33"
Original Oil on Canvas

The mouse sees his opportunity for his own goals and dreams to become a reality. Though he may not be able to fly, he’s not going to watch as his future passively goes by. With a step of faith he joins the fish on his journey to reach both of their futures. Don’t settle for what people have labeled you. Reach for the sky!

ADVANCE II
24 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

ADVANCE II
24" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

Reflect upon the past, upon where you have been, but do not get held back by it, for if you are to advance you must persevere and be mindful of even the most insignificant of events as you continue on your journey.

AMBITION
24 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

AMBITION
24" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

All of us have ambition to some degree and with a little knowledge and the willingness to ride out our dreams, attaining our goals becomes possible.

APPLICATION
24 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

APPLICATION
24" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

It is the application of knowledge tempered by wisdom that is the key to life and to prosperity.

BEAUTIFUL MIND
19 x 24.5
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

BEAUTIFUL MIND
19"h x 24.5"
Original Oil on Canvas

Our creative imagination is one of our greatest God-given gifts. While a world constantly tries to conform us, a vibrant imagination keeps life fun, fresh, alive, and worth living. A vibrant imagination keeps one young at heart.

Glen Tarnowski - IN THE ZONE - Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

IN THE ZONE
13" x 18"
Original Oil on Canvas
CATATONIC
19 x 24.5
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

CATATONIC
19" x 24.5"
Original Oil on Canvas

Though cats are stealthy and illusive, this one finds himself frozen at what he sees — the unexpected! The fish (spiritual and physical breakthrough) leaps from what it knows into a greater dimension. Don’t get too much into yourself that you don’t learn to embrace the unexpected and see beyond yourself.

Glen Tarnowski - FRONTIER
13 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

FRONTIER
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas

Our ability to sail beyond our self-imposed boundaries to new frontiers is fed by life’s necessities, for these necessities have the power to transform the timid into the brave.

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
25 x 33
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
25"h x 33"w
Original Oil on Canvas

The ostrich has buried his head in the hourglass of timelessness only to emerge through the window of opportunity, where he has acquired wisdom and found a better prospective, for the view that mere education allows is limited, but imagination gives unrestricted access and wisdom allows us to see beyond aesthetic beauty so that we may truly appreciate all the beauty inherent in the natural world.

CEREBRAL SONATA
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

CEREBRAL SONATA
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

The eye of God is always upon us, for he has a plan, a cerebral sonata, just for us. Set sail for his horizon with loyalty as your companion, maintain steadfastness in your faith, avoid self-gratification, and remain humble, and that plan will be revealed as the new horizon becomes brighter and brighter.

Glen Tarnowski - ROOTED AND GROUNDED
25 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas ROOTED AND GROUNDED
25" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

RESOURCEFUL
19 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

RESOURCEFUL
19" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

This whimsical paradox of a resourceful mouse setting sail upon the wind currents in a craft of leaf and feather with a paperclip rudder reminds us that more than we can imagine can be accomplished with the skills and materials at if we are resourceful.

JACOB'S LADDER
39 x 51
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

JACOB'S LADDER
39" x 51"
Original Oil on Canvas

The cloth figure is our human condition (soul and intellect) trying to make our own way (the rowboat). The stairs are the path that God opens, yet through many distractions we only see them as rain. We miss Divine appointments by misinterpreting and being too distracted to recognize these opportunities. Yet the way to God is always open to us (the panda, which in Chinese culture is a symbol of man). Symbols of God’s characteristics: long-suffering (turtle), committed and redeeming (whale).

Glen Tarnowski - PARADISE: PUTT FOR DOUGH
14 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas

PARADISE: PUTT FOR DOUGH
14" x 18"
Original Oil on Canvas

When you look up and a pair of dice is holding the flag and you’re surrounded by nothing but space, you’re either in a dream or a golfer’s paradise: putt for dough.

CHIVALRY
25 x 33
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

CHIVALRY
25" x 33"
Original Oil on Canvas

Like Quixote, we can find ourselves at times doing good things over and over the same way but never achieving the best results. We all have areas that we see as good reasons to fight for, yet without breakthrough. Noble motives and commitment (his whale) will succeed if you remember that if you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always had. Think outside the box.

AGAINST ALL ODDS
36 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

AGAINST ALL ODDS
36 " x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

The fish (Prosperity) is finally able to enjoy the fragrance of the Rose (Beauty and Love) which is birthed through adversity and forged from a balance of what seems an impossibility of ordinary rocks, patiently and carefully assembled to bring forward a fragrant reward. Diligent labor will always produce the sweet fragrance of success.

Glen Tarnowski - BREAKING ALL TIES
24 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas

BREAKING ALL TIES
24" x 18"
Original Oil on Canvas

We soar because of our dreams, but they are all too often tethered by our fears; breaking all ties and letting go of those fears will allow our dreams to reach new heights and for us to as well.

Glen Tarnowski - CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW
18 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW
18" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas
CONTINUUM
19 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

CONTINUUM
19" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

Sea, land, air, terrestrial and inter-planetary, life itself is the ultimate continuum, ever-progressing, ever-changing, dynamic and adaptive.

Glen Tarnowski - NATURAL SELECTION
18 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas

NATURAL SELECTION
18" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

Risk and chance, the flow of prosperity and wealth it’s all a part of natural selection, it’s all a part of life.

OUT OF LEMONS
25 x 33
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

OUT OF LEMONS
24" x 18"
Original Oil on Canvas

When life turns sour, hang in there, because sometimes, out of lemons, life deals you aces.

Glen Tarnowski - CREATIVE DESTINATION
24 x 17
Original Oil on Canvas

CREATIVE DESTINATION
24" x 17"
Original Oil on Canvas

Not just any destination will do, for sometimes life and our quest for prosperity require us to accept the challenge of seeking a creative destination.

Glen Tarnowski - Paradise All In
60 x 48
Original Oil on Canvas

PARADISE ALL IN
12" x 16"
Original Oil on Canvas

To some paradise is the thrill of going all in, that exhilaration that suspends the thought of all risk.

Glen Tarnowski - DRIV'IN
15 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas

DRIV'IN
15" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

Being driv’in is being willing to chase new horizons and seek out new opportunities beyond all boundaries in pursuit of their endless possibilities.

Glen Tarnowski - DRIVEN TO PARADISE
13 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas

DRIVEN TO PARADISE
13"h x 18"w
Original Oil on Canvas

In this clever metaphoric parody, a pear and a pair of dice are chasing prosperity as they are being driven to paradise in a red Ferrari, taking note of the simple yet important moments that are happening along the way.

Glen Tarnowski - FAST TIMES
15 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas

FAST TIMES
15" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

Going for it all, taking risks and feeling the rush of success: good times, fast times!

ELEMENTARY
22 x 30
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski ELEMENTARY
22" x 30"
Original Oil on Canvas

Glen Tarnowski - REAL DEAL
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas

REAL DEAL
29" x 39"
Original Oil on Canvas

The prosperity we derive from life is the real deal and depends upon how we play the cards we are dealt.

Glen Tarnowski - ROCK AND ROLL REVIVAL
1 1.5 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas

ROCK AND ROLL REVIVAL
1 1.5 " x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

ENCOURAGEMENT
40 x 30
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski
ENCOURAGEMENT
40" x 30"
Original Oil on Canvas
EVOLUTION
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

EVOLUTION
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

EXPOSED
14 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

EXPOSED
14" x 11"
Original Oil on Canvas

As we are exposed to new knowledge and understanding and venture out from the familiar, the darkness of our world begins to peel away.

Glen Tarnowski - Royal Flush
11 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas

ROYAL FLUSH
30" x 18"
Original Oil on Canvas

Knowledge and understanding help us to create a flow of ideas and innovations capable of bringing us success and prosperity, but we must learn to do our best with every that we are dealt, lest the sands of time sweep away our opportunities before we can attain wisdom, the royal flush of life.

FLOW OF POSSIBILITIES
16 x 12
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

FLOW OF POSSIBILITIES
16" x 12"
Original Oil on Canvas

From knowledge there is a flow of possibilities that is as endless as life itself.

Glen Tarnowski - FRESH FIRE
22 x 30
Original Oil on Canvas

FRESH FIRE
22" x 30"
Original Oil on Canvas

Wisdom gives us the ability to use the fresh fire of knowledge to illuminate the unfamiliar, but without wisdom that knowledge cannot be properly applied; or as an ancient Chinese proverb put it, “It’s better to receive a flood on wisdom than a spark of knowledge.”

Glen Tarnowski - FROM GLORY TO GLORY
24 x 30 Diptych
Original Oil on Canvas

FROM GLORY TO GLORY
24" x 30" Diptych
Original Oil on Canvas

FLYING HIGH
24 x 17
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

FLYING HIGH
24" x 17"
Original Oil on Canvas

Within our imagination we, like this penguin, can find ourselves flying high towards the fulfillment of our dreams, carried off like the clouds by the winds of adventure.

 FOUNDATIONS
14 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

FOUNDATIONS
14" x 11"
Original Oil on Canvas

FREE THOUGHT
24 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

FREE THOUGHT
24" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

Divine insight combined with wisdom and understanding while in the pursuit of knowledge is what leads to free thought.

FRESH FLOW
32 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

FRESH FLOW
32" x 11"
Original Oil on Canvas

GENESIS
24 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

GENESIS
24" x 18"
Original Oil on Canvas

New beginning or journeys in life (the ship) require change that sketches and can be isolating. However, change insulates us (water drop) from becoming ineffective. Life requires change, and change leads to greater self confidence if done with commitment.

GRACE
25 x 31
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

GRACE
25 " x 31"
Original Oil on Canvas

Throughout our life’s journey, time is an ever-present restraint, as its duration is unknown until it has run out, but we needed despair, for the Grace of God is our constant companion, so we are never alone.

Glen Tarnowski - GLOBAL WARMING
11 x 15
Original Oil on Canvas

GLOBAL WARMING
11" x 15"
Original Oil on Canvas

A little global warming can go a long way towards thawing the hearts and minds as our world continues to get smaller and smaller.

Glen Tarnowski - HELPING HANDS
33 x 11.25
Original Oil on Canvas

HELPING HANDS
33" x 11.25"
Original Oil on Canvas

When friends show respect and care towards each other, their differences are transcended as they test the boundaries of understanding, allowing them to lend a helping hand that will benefit them all.

Glen Tarnowski - HOUSE CALL
18 x 13
Original Oil on Canvas

HOUSE CALL
18" x 13"
Original Oil on Canvas

Approach life with openness and pay attention to those small but important moments that are ever-present and you will be ready when the house decides to call and it is time to settle up.

Glen tarnowski - IF STONES COULD TALK
13 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas

IF STONES COULD TALK
13" x 18"
Original Oil on Canvas

What wondrous stories of countless moments of importance and uncertainties that came and went could be told, if stones could talk.

Glen Tarnowski - Southern Comfort
14 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas

SOUTHERN COMFORT
8" x 10"
Original Oil on Canvas
GUARDIAN
40 x 30
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

GUARDIAN
40" x 30"
Original Oil on Canvas

It takes the patience, endurance and willingness of the guardian of time and knowledge to traverse the border between ignorance and wisdom to the land of new horizons.

GREAT EXCHANGE
25 x 33
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

GREAT EXCHANGE
25" x 33"
Original Oil on Canvas

Break through your vain perceptions of self, let faith, hope, and love help you to abandon the dusty mirror of delusion so that you may see your true character and having made this great exchange for a more positive perspective, you will discover that peace and a new frontier of change and growth will be yours.

HALF FULL
24 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

HALF FULL
24" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

Glen Tarnowski - Sweet Life
18 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas

SWEET LIFE
18" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

Remain focused on the possibilities and rewards that life has to offer, continue testing the boundaries, and when prosperity is finally yours, you will enjoy a sweet life.

Glen Tarnowski - ALL OR NOTHING
32 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas

ALL OR NOTHING
32" x 11"
Original Oil on Canvas

In life, the flow of wealth and prosperity is often an all or nothing proposition that requires taking risks and testing the boundaries.

To Sink or Swim
15 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

TO SINK OR SWIM
48" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

We always have two choices in life: to sink and give up, or adapt and swim (in this case, surf) and learn something that will help us ride the present condition to a better future.

IN THE FLOW (DON'T MISS THE MUSIC)
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

IN THE FLOW (DON'T MISS THE MUSIC)
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

In the midst of life’s challenges and the demands of today’s busy world, we need to remain in the flow, yet enjoy the journey, so keep your attitude towards the positive side and don’t miss the music.

HUMILITY
31.5 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

HUMILITY
31.5 " x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

The giraffe represents self-reliance and aloofness here. Self focus can’t have its shortcomings. Wisdom to know when to be quiet and unassuming can reap greater award. Humility says to take a lesser seat at the table so that your host asks you to come up to a better seat.

INTREPID
30 x 40
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski INTREPID
3 0" x 40"
Original Oil on Canvas

Glen Tarnowski - BIG GAME
16 x 12
Original Oil on Canvas

BIG GAME
16" x 12"
Original Oil on Canvas

Reno is the world’s biggest little town, the gateway to discovered dreams for those who ride the big game to paradise.

Glen Tarnowski - IN HARMONY
15 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas

IN HARMONY
15" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

The traditions, culture, and music of Hawaii have a way helping to bring hearts in harmony with each other while giving us all a sense of tranquility and peace.

Glen Tarnowski - IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
40 x 30
Original Oil on Canvas

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
40" x 30"
Original Oil on Canvas
LIFE OF RILEY (SAIL)
30 x 40
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski LIFE OF RILEY (SAIL)
30" x 40"
Original Oil on Canvas

Glen Tarnowski - BLOOM
13 x 18
Original Oil on Canvas

BLOOM
13" x 18"
Original Oil on Canvas

Life’s opportunities are constantly in bloom and have the ability to allow us to be transformed like the butterfly and to soar beyond what we are to what we want to be.

Glen Tarnowski - BOUNDLESS
30 x 40
Original Oil on Canvas BOUNDLESS
30" x 40"
Original Oil on Canvas
Glen Tarnowski - BREAK FREE
31 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas

BREAK FREE
31" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

With the knowledge and wisdom to succeed, the willingness to make the leap towards one’s goal, one’s great desire, and to avoid vanity and self-importance, it is possible to break free and enjoy a new beginning.

MADE FOR EACH OTHER
24 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

MADE FOR EACH OTHER
24" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

Even amid doubt and desolation, life has a way of bringing together those who are made for each other.

MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

NEVER A TEA WASTED
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

NEVER A TEA WASTED
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
31 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
31" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

We may learn from the experiences of the past, but that knowledge is of no consequence if we do not apply it to the opportunities of the present, for there truly is no time like the present and we must not let it pass us by unnoticed.

NOCTURNAL DESTINY
27 x 38.5
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

NOCTURNAL DESTINY
27" x 38.5"
Original Oil on Canvas

The nocturnal destiny of the human condition, of soul and intellect and our longing to succeed, requires the light of understanding if we are to see new opportunities, but where they will lead will not be known if we do not leave the security of the shore.

ON CREATION'S EDGE
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski ON CREATION'S EDGE
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

ON YOUR MARKS
30 x 40
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

ON YOUR MARKS
30" x 40"
Original Oil on Canvas

We face different and unique races through life that take different shapes (the Arabian horse has a sense of superiority, while the Sea horse is eager for challenge). If we act superior before any event, ww may find ourselves on the losing end. Regardless of the race we run, we should always run it to win the prize and respect our competition.

Glen Tarnowski - RELEASING LADY LUCK
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas

RELEASING LADY LUCK
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

Only a fool thinks that luck can be his puppet, because wisdom tells us that only by releasing lady luck can she have the freedom to move forward with grace and innocence and bestow her blessings.

OPEN PASSAGE
19 x 23
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

OPEN PASSAGE
19 " x 23"
Original Oil on Canvas
OVER EASY
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski OVER EASY
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas
OUTSPOKEN
19 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

OUTSPOKEN
19 " x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

Sometimes good things come to those who are outspoken, so take a chance, leave your comfort zone and have a little faith.

PREPARATION MEETS OPPORTUNITY
19 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

PREPARATION MEETS OPPORTUNITY
19" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

Pay attention to those small details that might have been perceived as insignificant, for they are opportunities. Proceed with confidence and grace, and you will find a new beginning filled with renewed hope once preparation meets opportunity.

SERENDIPITOUS
17.5 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

SERENDIPITOUS
17.5" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

Open your mind, exercise your imagination, there is no telling what serendipitous discoveries await.

SERIOUS ARTIST
25 x 22
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

SERIOUS ARTIST
25" x 22"
Original Oil on Canvas

We live in a world were artistic talent is all too often overshadowed by the fast pace of technology, but the serious artist perseveres and is not dissuaded in his quest to depict beauty that will impact our emotions.

SMILE and The WORLD SMILES With YOU
17.5 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU
31" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

“He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast” – Proverbs 15:13. Like a light in the window of the soul, a smile shows that ones heart is at home, warm and willing and receptive, making reciprocation irresistible.

Glen Tarnowski - SOJOURN
32.5 x 29
Original Oil on Canvas

SOJOURN
32.5" x 29"
Original Oil on Canvas
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
39 x 29
Original Oil on Canvas

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
39 " x 29"
Original Oil on Canvas

Life beckons us to move ever-forward towards our future, it’s up ahead at the top of the stairway to heaven and it is bright and fresh and filled with surprises.

Glen Tarnowski - APPLE OF OUR EYE
33 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas

APPLE OF OUR EYE
33" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

The clarity of life’s endeavors and the nature of the human experience can be as illusive and mysterious as the dark side of the moon, but understanding that life is a journey and not a destination will help us to unlock the fresh knowledge available to us each day, for it truly is the apple of our eye, allowing us to experience life’s joy and meet its challenges even on the darkest of days.

TIME TO GROW
14 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

TIME TO GROW
14" x 11"
Original Oil on Canvas

It’s time to pay attention to even the smallest of life’s opportunities and leave the security and comfort of the status quo; it’s time to have a life; it’s time to grow.

UNDERSTANDING
24 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas

UNDERSTANDING
24" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

It takes perseverance and wisdom to ascend to the knowledge of life while riding upon the knowledge of the written word, but it is worth it, for the reward is understanding.

UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER
17 x 24
Original Oil on Canvas by Glen Tarnowski

UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER
17" x 24"
Original Oil on Canvas

Life is filled with unexpected encounters, how we view them will determine their benefit to us, for an open mind sees opportunities in the unexpected.

Glen Tarnowski - SHADE OF BRILLIANCE
32 x 25.5
Original Oil on Canvas

SHADE OF BRILLIANCE
32" x 25.5"
Original Oil on Canvas

Glen Tarnowski - TIME IS TICKING
11.5 x 19
Original Oil on Canvas

TIME IS TICKING
11.5" x 19"
Original Oil on Canvas

Glen Tarnowski - A GOOD STORY
19 x 25
Original Oil on Canvas A GOOD STORY
19" x 25"
Original Oil on Canvas

Glen Tarnowski - DIVE RIGHT IN
15 x 11
Original Oil on Canvas

DIVE RIGHT IN
15" x 11"
Original Oil on Canvas

When you don’t have all of the answers, sometimes it’s best to leave your comfort zone, take a chance, follow your heart and faith and dive right in focused on a new beginning.

SCULPTURES

Glen Tarnowski - sculpture - Contemplation

CONTEMPLATION
Bronze
15" x 9" x 7"•
Edition of 100 (90 +10 APs)

Glen Tarnowski - sculpture - Riding High 2

RIDING HIGH 2
Bronze•
10.5" x 10.5" x 7"•
Edition of 100 (90 +10 APs)

Glen Tarnowski - sculpture - Against All Odds

AGAINST ALL ODDS
12.5" x 5" x 5"
Bronze – Edition of 75

The diligent labors of the fish have allowed the patient flower to overcome the adversities of its world, the rocks from which it has been birthed, against all odds it has grown tall and strong, and for his efforts, the fish’s reward is the sweet and fragrant nectar of prosperity and success.

TEST OF TIME
15" x 6" x 6"
Bronze – Edition of 75

If our world is to stand the test of time, it needs our protection and our willingness to use the vastness of knowledge available to us to patiently pursue the acquisition of the wisdom we must have in order to do what is right and not just what is expedient, for life is like a sand castle, needing constant attention lest it crumble into nothingness.

DISTRACTION
6" x 4" x 6"
Bronze – Edition of 75

Life is filled with constant stress and responsibility, sometimes a little distraction is just what we really need to revitalize our day.

BALANCE OF LOVE
19" x 7" x 5.5"
Bronze – Edition of 75

This battered, stressed, and challenged world is held by the treads of commitment and unity that God keeps taut and secure, and because of this balance of love, life forever flourishes.

BUILDING BLOCKS
32" x 9" x 5"
Bronze – Edition of 75

The placement of the building blocks that lead to our success or failure is determined by our attitude and those components that elevate our stature. Loyalty and courage begin this process, for they form the foundation for success, followed closely by our new perception of how we are to attain our goals, but it is only through humility and self-confidence (the right “attitude”) that we will truly reach the heights of accomplishment and be truly successful.

CHOICES
13" x 5" x 5"
Bronze – Edition of 75

There are many choices in life, consider them wisely, for if we are rash in our decisions, we may get nowhere at all, but with patience and diligent use of the knowledge that is available to us, we may attain our goals and enjoy the crown of success.

CONSISTENCY
10" x 8" x 6.5"
Bronze – Edition of 75

Consistency of focus and purpose, driven by our willingness to stay the course, will, in time, guide us to where the nurturing of new ideas may take place.

CONTENTMENT
16" x 17"
Bronze – Edition of 95

The rat race always begins with purposeful goals, but somewhere in the race, most runners lose sight of their set goal and the race continues without any end. The real winners are those that find contentment in their goal (the cheese).

DILIGENCE
15" x 6" x 6"
Bronze – Edition of 75

Patience and diligence will be rewarded in the end, for those who seek knowledge will find it, but only those who seek wisdom as well will have access to its true potential.

ELEMENTS
12" x 9" x 4"
Bronze – Edition of 75

The feng shui of the five elements (fire, wood, metal, water, and earth) help keep us emotionally balanced and centered throughout our busy lives.

LABOR OF LOVE
16" x 6" x 4.5"
Bronze – Edition of 75

Life is a balancing act between our wants and desires and our responsibilities. It is a labor of love that requires a willingness to be patient if all is not to be lost.

MAKE UP ARTIST
15" x 16"
Bronze – Edition of 95

There is always someone or something we think we need to make a better life. That’s not as much the issue as if we think it will bring us fulfillment. Knowing who you are and being happy with yourself is what will keep you fulfilled!

NOTHING TO FEAR
Bronze – Edition of 45

SANITY
17" x 18"
Bronze – Edition of 95
   

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BIO


"Painting that simply reproduces likeness of subject isn't enough -- I create paintings that express my emotional response to the beauty of subject."
--Glen Tarnowski,

"Say Something More",
The Artist's Magazine, October 1999

Tarnowski is renown for being the father of "Modern Alegorism", using the techniques of the old masters in a whimsical, inspirational and paradoxical way to transform everyday 21st century objects into a visual essay on the modern condition. "Modern Alegorism", unlike surrealism, is always positive, uplifting, inspirational and enlightening, while providing an artistic exercise for the mind.

From a childhood immersed in the beauty of nature, a youth surrounded by the classical sense of Renaissance-era European art and architecture, and a lifetime devoted to art as the highest form of expression, Glen Tarnowski brings stunning vitality, depth and emotion to his still-life paintings.

Influenced by an intense formal education in art, pain-staking study of the works of Old World Masters Rembrandt Van Rijn, Peter Paul Reubens and Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, and ongoing study with contemporary masters David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw and Dan McCaw, Tarnowski’s use of Chiaroscuro (Italian for clear-dark - it is a term in art for a contrast between light and dark) techniques provide his still-lifes with a vibrant dichotomy of old world feeling and contemporary realism.

His formal education in oil painting began at the age of eight when his innate talent for painting and unique perception of color revealed itself in his first art class. He continued his formal art education at California Lutheran University and The Pasadena Art Center College of Design, separated by extensive self-study in the art capitals of Europe. He later returned to California Lutheran University to teach painting.

Tarnowski’s talent is recognized by his peers, art associations, and the art press as well as notable private and corporate art collectors. Tarnowski's museum placements include the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn N.Y., the Boca Museum of Fine Art in Boca Raton, Florida and the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado. He was the recipient of the 1996 Angel Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Motion Picture Graphics for the film 'The Pale Rider' in 1996, a finalist in the 1997 Artist Magazine International Competition, the 1998 Oil Painters of America National Show in Washington, D.C. and the 1999 Oil Painters of American Regional Show in Chicago, Illinois. He was also the featured artist in the October 1999 issue of “The Artist’s Magazine”. Tarnowski’s collector list includes Hollywood celebrities such as Mel Gibson, media moguls Ted Turner and Aaron Spelling, institutional collectors such as the Billy Graham Institute and a variety of corporations including Twentieth Century Fox, TRW, Nordstrom Corporation and major media networks including NBC and CBS.

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