Category: Profiles

Laurie Roos

                                                                                                       Many  of my watercolour paintings are of Lake of the Woods. I have lived most of my life surrounded by the beauty of the Lake. Nature is where I find peace and solitude, and when I paint I am able to return… Continue Reading “Laurie Roos”

Dianne Lund

Dianne Lund has a great eye for the land and nature of the Boreal Forest and Parkland of Southeastern Manitoba. She’s lived in Winnipeg, St. Martin, Gypsumville and in the shadow of Whiteshell Provincial Park since she began her career as an artist in… Continue Reading “Dianne Lund”

Kevin Belmore

Gull Bay artist Kevin Belmore’s Ojibway name is Minowewegebon, which means “standing free”. Kevin is a disciple of the late Roy Thomas, who in turn was inspired by Norval Morrisseau, one of the founders of the Woodland School of Ojibway art and a member… Continue Reading “Kevin Belmore”

Clemence Wescoupe

Long time resident of Long Plains First Nation (Ojibway), Clemence was born there in 1951. Following in the footsteps of contemporaries Norval Morrisseau (Ojibway) and Daphne Odjig (Odawa), he was one of the founding members of the Woodlands School of First Nations art in… Continue Reading “Clemence Wescoupe”

Joshim Kakegamic (1952-1993)

Joshim began painting in his teens under the watchful eyes of his brother-in-law, Norval Morrisseau and Carl Ray. Together with his brothers Goyce and Henry, he set up and operated the Triple K Co-Operative. The co-op was unique as an all First Nations business… Continue Reading “Joshim Kakegamic (1952-1993)”

Bruce Ranta

Bruce is a Wildlife Biologist with an MSc in Biology. He is retired after more than 30 years with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, but remains active in all things wildlife. He has over many years published articles and photographs in refereed scientific… Continue Reading “Bruce Ranta”

Sweetpea (Leo Neilson)

Leo (Sweetpea) Neilson, an Ojibway from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, began his painting career at the age of 16. His mentors include Gary Meeches and Isaac Bignell, and he also has found great inspiration in the works of Benjamin Chee Chee. Although his… Continue Reading “Sweetpea (Leo Neilson)”

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… Continue Reading “Elizabeth Campbell”

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… Continue Reading “Deanna Therriault”

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… Continue Reading “Okima Kishik”