Category: Profiles


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… Continue Reading “Greenefeather”

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… Continue Reading “Tracy Horvath”

Goyce Kakegamic (1948-2021)

Goyce was a member of Keewaywin First Nation, who lived and worked as an educator 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… Continue Reading “Goyce Kakegamic (1948-2021)”

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… Continue Reading “Derek Harper”

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… Continue Reading “John Paul Lavand”

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… Continue Reading “Debby Ropp”

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… Continue Reading “Myles Kakegamic”

Tim Tait

Tim is a self-taught First Nations artist from Sachigo (near Sandy Lake), Ontario. He started drawing at the age of nine and was encouraged in the Woodland discipline by his parents. By twelve years of age, he was painting. Over time, his style has… Continue Reading “Tim Tait”

Lionel Kakegamic

Lionel is an established Northwestern Ontario First Nation Artist. Although he was born in Kenora in 1965, he was adopted by Kenny and Martina Kakegamic of Sandy Lake, into a family full of artists. He grew up on the land, and carries his experience… Continue Reading “Lionel Kakegamic”

Tammy Zebruck

Tammy Zebruck is a rising star on the Kenora art scene. Her work is heavily influenced by the region’s natural beauty: its rocks, trees, and, most of all, water. No one captures a rippling shoreline like Tammy! For several years, this artist kept her… Continue Reading “Tammy Zebruck”