Woodland Artists

Woodland Artists

Benjamin Chee Chee

Born in Temagami, Ontario, Benjamin Chee Chee largely taught himself to draw and paint. His father died when he was two months old and he lost track of his mother. ...
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Broña Wingell

Originally from Bratislava, Slovakia, Brona’s unique experience in the arts dates from before age 15, although only recently she began to produce paintings.  Since 2013 she has created an extensive ...
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Candace Twance

Through my art, I want to tell the stories of my Anishnaabe people. Sometimes I want to tell my story, specifically, as an Ojibway woman navigating 2 worlds, striving to ...
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Christi Belcourt

Christi Belcourt was born in Scarborough, Ontario in September, 1966. She is the first of three children born to Anthony (Tony) Belcourt and Judith Pierce Martin. Her Metis ancestry originates ...
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Donna the Strange

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Eddy Cobiness

Eddy Cobiness frequently painted stylized images of animals, and was known for being able to capture the essence of the various creatures or warriors with just a few deft strokes, ...
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Frank Polson

Every occasion I get to show my work allows me to break my people’s isolation, to promote our traditions and build a bridge between cultures. The situation of youth truly ...
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Garnet Tobacco

Garnet Tobacco is a Cree artist, originally from Manitoba. He was heavily influenced by his artist mentor, Isaac Bignell. Garnet's work does appear in galleries but he also sells from ...
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Halina Stopyra

The natural inclination has led me into a career as physical therapist and artist. I have been inspired and influenced by myths, legends and history, finding common thread in a ...
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Jackie Traverse

Jackie Traverse is widely known in art communities across Canada. Her paintings, drawings, documentaries, and sculptures speak to realities of being an Aboriginal woman. She has created stop-motion animation on ...
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James Jacko

Odawa Nation, born and raised on Manitoulin Island, James is a self-taught artist and has been painting since 1977. Influences include his cultural background and artists such as Enoch Jacko, ...
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James Simon Mishibinijima

One of Canada's foremost artists, Mishibinijima created a unique body of art work over the past decades and established a loyal following in North America and Overseas. The themes depicted ...
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Jasyn Lucas

Jasyn’s paintings are done with a combination of both airbrush and hand-painted applications. He encourages the use of both traditional and contemporary practices in his paintings. He also applies this ...
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Jim Oskineegish

Norval Morrisseau gave Jim his blessing that he could paint in this style and tradition. Jim has been painting on a fulltime basis in the Ojibwe Woodland style since 2005. ...
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John Laford

Born in 1954, John Laford is an Ojibway artist from Manitoulin Island, Ontario. He has thoroughly studied his culture and art at Algonquin College in Pembroke, Ontario. He also studied ...
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John Rombough

Chipewyan Dene artist John Rombough is nationally recognized for his works. His painting style reflects the harmony of the Dene people, their way of life and the natural world. His ...
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Leah Marie Dorion

I have the heart of a storyteller and will use various forms of artistic expression to share stories. For me, art is a spiritual expression and my paintings are influenced ...
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Leland Bell

Leland Bell's wonderful paintings frequently use stylized human figures sharing the affinity of family or friends, often depicting imagery of nurturing, sharing, learning, peace and serenity. He was influenced in ...
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Loretta Gould

Loretta was a quilter for about 10 years after she seen a quilt in a mall. she loved it so much but couldn't afford it. So she decided to try ...
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Nikki Manitowabi

Nikki is a descendant of Ojibway, Odawa, Pottowatomi descent. A majority of the works to date have been acrylic on canvass and watercolour paper. More recently, she has been experimenting ...
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Riel Benn

Riel Benn is an award winning artist from the Birdtail Sioux First Nation located in Southwestern Manitoba. His most famous works are “The Magazine Series” and his ongoing series entitled ...
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Sharifah Marsden

Sharifah is an Anishnabe artist from the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Since early childhood, Sharifah has been directed toward a life of art and culture. Sharifah draws from ...
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Shaun Hedican

Shaun Hedican is a member of the Loon Clan and The Eabametoong First Nation. (Located 300 kilometers northeast of Thunder Bay). Shaun’s style of painting developed from his experiences and ...
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Stanley Panamick

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