Glenn Schuele is an illustrative artist with a flair for creating whimsical art in the style of pop art. What makes Schuele’s artwork unique is that he searches for vintage frames and repurposes them and incorporates them into his artwork.
“I search out old frames, clean them and then paint them in the theme of the piece. Sometimes the frame will influence what I draw,” said Scuele.
Schuele uses bright ink on black paper. He uses black photo paper for larger pieces. This effect makes the art really pop. Schuele will draw and paint almost anything from a still life, animals to Dia de Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead). No matter what he paints, it is always done in a whimsical way.
“My art is in the modern art sensibility but the frames I use are old,” explained Schuele. While he generally sells his original art with a painted frame, if a customer requests a specific subject matter, he will create it and sell it without a frame.
Schuele has always drawn and studied some art in college. However, it was not until recently that he has really gotten into creating art that is sought out by others. He was one of the artists juried into the 10th Annual Winthrop Arts Art Festival and Artisan Market held in March in Riverview. This was his first juried show.
“I was a little fearful of being judged because I had never displayed my work previously. It was a good experience. Everything is a growth experience. I am trying to develop my own style and technique,” said Schuele.
Now, Schuele is showing his artwork in a lot of venues. He has space at Creativity Unpinned, a store at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. He has 13 original pieces and various prints there for sale. In addition, Schuele has applied to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, and has a gallery show coming up in Delray Beach.
Schuele posts his work on both Instagram and Facebook under glenzenarts. You can view and purchase or make arrangement to commission Schuele’s wonderful work by visiting www.glenzenarts.com.