Rick Gillis - Artist

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This is Glenn--and Glenn. I met Glenn Alman a few years back. When I met him he was homeless and spent his nights sleeping under cardboard somewhere in the coulees. I asked him if I could paint his portrait and he shrugged and said OK. When I was done, I invited him down to my studio to see the finished work. He was visibly moved that I had painted him in such large scale. Given his situation, it was obvious to me that I had to paint him bigger than life. Glenn left Lethbridge and went back down east. He came back a year later and visited with me. I haven't seen him since. I hope he's well, warm and comfortable. Every now and then someone comes into your life that perhaps does not dwell there long, but stays with you forever. That's Glenn.

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