Category: Profiles

Elizabeth Campbell

One of the partners of the Darlington Gallery, Elizabeth is a Jill of all aspects and master of none. But she has a lot of fun with her camera, her watercolours, her writing, her needlework… She is mostly self-taught with a few lessons from…

Deanna Therriault

Deanna Marie Therriault is an indigenous artist of Mushkegowuk and Anishnabek ancestry and a member of the Fort William First Nation. Deanna began her artistic career late in life at the age of 40 and has been both working in ink, acrylic and watercolour…

Okima Kishik

Okima Kishik is Whitefish Bay artist Francis Paul’s Ojibwa name. Best known for his charcoal drawings, he also paints with acrylics, or mixes the two mediums. Many of his works portray spiritual beings and shape-changers, radiating the beauty or dignity of their First Nation…

Greenefeather

Fred Green, a.k.a. Greenefeather, really paved the way for First Nations artists in the Lake of the Woods area. Although he garnered much of his income from guiding in his younger days, he was creating art for sale in the early 1950s. His best…

Tracy Horvath

Tracy is a visual artist based in Kenora, ON, with a focus on photography. Born in 1970’s Winnipeg, Tracy moved to Toronto in the 1990’s to work towards becoming a professional visual artist. With over 50 exhibition credits to her name, her work has…

Goyce Kakegamic

Goyce is a member of Keewaywin First Nation, currently living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He began to paint as a teenager under the instruction of his brother-in-law, Norval Morrisseau and later under the eye of Carl Ray. Together with his brothers Henry and Joshim…

Derek Harper

Derek Harper was born in Sioux Lookout in 1977 and grew up on his grandfather’s trap line near Keewaywin First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. His artwork is inspired by stories, beliefs and superstitions told to him by his grandparents. “My grandmother and grandfather answered…

John Paul Lavand

John Paul Lavand’s heritage is Ojibway. Born in 1962, he was raised on Rat Portage Reserve near Kenora, in Northwestern Ontario. He was inspired to begin drawing at the age of six years by the death of his brother. In the beginning, his main…

Debby Ropp

Debby Ropp has lived among the lakes and forests of Northwestern Ontario most of her life. Skiing and snowshoeing in winter, or paddling her canoe or gardening in summer, you will usually find her in the outdoors she loves. In watercolour, Debby attempts to…

Myles Kakegamic

Miles Kakegamic is a young emerging artist from the remote Sandy Lake Reserve in Northwestern Ontario. Born in Winnipeg in 1988, he was taken from his parents care at the age of twelve. Child and Family Services first placed him in a home in…