Glen Green was born in North Vancouver where he has continued to work and live with his family. Glen is a self-taught artist who enjoys painting a variety of subjects but seems to be always drawn back to people paintings, specifically sports personalities. These works are often called “Sportraits.” In actual fact the paintings vary from people in action to mood paintings. Glen has a true feel for his sports works, in that he has participated in numerous sports in the past and continues to do so today. With Glen’s style of painting, having knowledge of each sport is important, from the movements they make to the equipment they wear.
His subject matter has varied from Michael Jordan to Joe Montana, Bobby Orr to Wayne Gretzky and Michael Buble to Bob Hope. He has been commissioned by corporations such as, The Vancouver Canucks, The B.C. Lions, Chicago’s, Bradford Exchange, Molson Brewery and Coca Cola among others.
Glen was commissioned by The Royal Canadian Mint to design twelve Canadian circulation quarters featuring ten Olympic and two Paralympics sports. These coins were released in the three years leading up to the 2010 games in Vancouver/Whistler. There are 264 million of these coins in circulation.
Recently Glen was once again commissioned by The Royal Canadian Mint to produce two Wayne Gretzky coins. He was also asked by The Canucks organization to paint the Ring of Honour inductees as well as Naslund on his retirement. The original paintings were presented to each player at centre ice.