Tim Pitsiulak

 

Artist Photo - Tim Pitsiulak

Artist Photo – Tim Pitsiulak

Name:
Tim Pitsiulak ( 1967 – )
Gender:
Male
Style:
Inuit
Region:
Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada


I am a hunter and I know the land and animals of the north. I am particularly inspired by the bowhead whale, because nobody really knows much about them. My inspiration to be an artist comes from my aunt, Kenojuak Ashevak, because she is the oldest and the best.
-Tim Pitsiulak

Tim Pitsiulak has been drawn to the arts and various forms of artistic expression for many years. He started to draw as a young boy and later took up carving as well. He has also participated in jewellery-making workshops offered in Iqaluit.

Born in Kimmirut (Lake Harbour) in 1967 to Napachie (deceased) and Timila Pitsiulak, Tim has been living in Cape Dorset for several years now and has enjoyed working in the lithography studio with visiting arts advisor, Bill Ritchie. The land and its wildlife were initially the primary influences on Tim’s realist drawing style. More recently he has become a chronicler of the everyday, drawing large format, meticulously detailed depictions of boats, heavy equipment and airplanes – the machinery of modern life in Cape Dorset.

Tim is a hunter and his respect for the natural world and its wildlife is fundamental to his artistic sensibility. Tim is particularly inspired by the whales that frequent the cold, Arctic waters – the beluga and the bowhead – because, as he says, nobody really knows much about them. The bowhead in particular is a majestic and mysterious creature and frequently he will embellish his drawings of these animals with ‘tattoos’ of ancient artifacts. His artistic career was recently featured in the 2012 summer issue of The Walrus magazine and in 2013 he attended a very productive printmaking workshop at New Leaf Studios in Vancouver. Tim continues to attract an avid following for his large naturalist drawings of Arctic wildlife.

Art Work

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    'Ancient Beluga' by Tim Pitsiulak

    Ancient Beluga

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    Cape Dorset 2017
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    'Ancient Walrus Skull' by Tim Pitsiulak - Cape Dorset

    Ancient Walrus Skull

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    Cape Dorset 2016
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    'Beluga Transformation' by Tim Pitsiulak - Cape Dorset 2014

    Beluga Transformation

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    Original Drawing
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    'Carrying Caribou Hides for Winter Clothing' by Tim Pitsiulak

    Carrying Caribou Hides for Winter Clothing

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    Original Drawing
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    'Diving Walrus' by Tim Pitsiulak

    Diving Walrus

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    Cape Dorset 2014
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    'Edna’s Domain' by Tim Pitsiulak

    Edna’s Domain

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    Original Drawing
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    'Hero 4 II' by Tim Pitsiulak

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    'Mattaaq' by Tim Pitsiulak

    Mattaaq

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    Original Drawing
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    "Narwhal Spirit" by Tim Pitsiulak

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    Cape Dorset 2013
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    'Qairuliit (Harp Seals)' by Tim Pitsiulak

    Qairuliit (Harp Seals)

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    Cape Dorset 2009
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    'Qilalugaq (Beluga)' by Tim Pitsiulak

    Qilalugaq (Beluga)

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    Cape Dorset 2017
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    'Sedna’s Rescue' by Tim Pitsiulak - Cape Dorset 2017

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    Cape Dorset 2017
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    'Spring Duck Hunting' by Tim Pitsiulak

    Spring Duck Hunting

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    Original Drawing
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    'Swimming Bear' by Tim Pitsiulak - SOLD

    Swimming Bear

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    Cape Dorset 2016
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    'Tattooed Whale' by Tim Pitsiulak - SOLD

    Tattooed Whale

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    Cape Dorset 2016
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    Whale Sounding by Tim Pitsiulak - Cape Dorset

    Whale Sounding

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    Cape Dorset 2012