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Kari Lehr - Wild Things

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Kari Lehr - Wild Things

Kari Lehr lives and paints in the beautiful Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art (now known as Alberta University of the Arts) she spent 20 years illustrating for various agencies, studios and corporations around North America. Today she pursues her own artistic vision, working primarily in acrylic, often incorporating mixed media. "I am endlessly fascinated by the textures and layers which are found not only in the landscape, but which comprise our relationships with each other and the mental and physical environment in which we live. In this frenetic society we live in, I cherish the...

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Silver Eagles - Passing on the Tradition

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Silver Eagles - Passing on the Tradition

Silver Eagles is a line of North West Coast First Nations jewellery made by Nancy Dawson and Vincent Henson. Nancy is from the Kwaguilth Nation and Vincent is from the Kwa Kwa K'Wak Nation. They live in Victoria, British Columbia. Vincent is Nancy's nephew and she is passing along her knowledge and skill of crafting silver First Nations jewellery. Nancy Dawson was born in Alert Bay on northern Vancouver Island in September 1954. Her mother, Catherine Beans, was from the Mamaleleqala-awe-qwa-sot-enox nation on Village Island; and her father, Don Gesinghaus, was of German descent. Nancy credits her family for her success...

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Halin de Repentigny - Art of the Wilderness

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Halin de Repentigny - Art of the Wilderness

Yukon artist Halin de Repentigny was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1959. As a boy he demonstrated an interest and natural ability as an artist. He started painting with watercolours when he was six and began using oils by the age of 10. Exposure to the styles and techniques of French-Canadian Impressionists Maurice Lebon and Marcel Farreau made a significant impact on Halin. He abandoned a conventional education, and without any formal art training, merged his extraordinary skills of observation with canvas and oils, and began to record the world around him. Halin’s arrival in the Yukon meant a new...

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Richard Shorty - North West Coast Art with His Own Flair

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Richard Shorty - North West Coast Art with His Own Flair

Richard Shorty was born in 1959 into the Northern Tutchone First Nation. Richard is a self-taught First Nations artist. He originally started painting wildlife at an early age, along with painting his favorite rock star and sports idols in the early 1970’s. He was raised in Whitehorse, Yukon and moved to Vancouver in 1978 where he began his career as a graphic artist. In 1980, with his artistic abilities maturing, he began working with Woodland Creations. His work with Woodland Creations focused primarily on painting wildlife and scenery. During this time, Richard began to develop his own designs by learning...

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Emma Barr - Visionary Yukon Artist

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Emma Barr - Visionary Yukon Artist

Emma Barr is a Canadian artist living in Whitehorse, Yukon. She comes from a long lineage of artists and crafts people. The main theme to all of her work is colour. All facets of the colour world are explored. Recent works include illumination with light. Trained as a mixed media major, Emma works with two and three-dimensional works of art in many mediums including canvas, paint, paper, wood and now electronics. Emma is a visionary when it comes to the commerce and commercialization of the arts world, in her mind there is no such thing as a starving artist-just a poor...

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