All artwork on our products is designed by First Nations, Metis and Inuit Artists across Canada.
As an Algonquin First Nation painter and sculptor, Frank has adopted his artistic heritage in a way that his Elders would never have imagined by expressing his aesthetic, political, and social views in a range of styles and media.
When he paints in the fundamentally traditional Woodland style, his colourful and dynamic art works are fresh and modern. Frank’s realistic depictions of daily activities, North-Western Quebec wildlife, and traditional spirituality, including legends and shamanistic transformations, are very powerful.
Every occasion Frank gets to show his work allows him to break his People’s isolation, to promote traditions and build a bridge between cultures.
Brandon Jacko is an Ojibway artist from Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. He struggled with his Indigenous ancestry as a child and was often bullied by other children and teachers for being Indigenous. During this time, others noticed his ability to draw and he received a scholarship to the Avenue Road Art School in Toronto, Ontario.
He continued to practice his art skills throughout his life and began painting professionally in 2018.
Inspired by Norval Morrisseau, Russell Noganosh, and Daphne Odjig, Brandon is able to express his imagination and connect with his Indigenous ancestry through his art.
Brandon signs his work with a bear claw to represent his spiritual clan.
Brent Hardisty is a Woodland style painter who works in acrylics on canvas. His spiritual name is Niiwin Binesi translated roughly from Anishnaabemowin meaning Four Birds.
He lived in the city of Toronto in his earlier years and was highly influenced by the graffiti subculture. He eventually made a name for himself within that scene and moved onto painting murals for organizations and businesses.
His style and medium is influenced by his upbringing in a First Nations community in Northern Ontario.
Brent’s pictures depict deep spiritual significance yet they always beckon the viewer to look inside themselves, as there is much to be said of the individual and their own interpretations.
Darwin is a self-taught artist from Pikangikum First Nation. He has been drawing and painting since he was 18 years old. The works of Norval Morriseau have inspired him to do his own take on the Woodlands art style.
Darwin sells his paintings for a living to support his family.
A member of the Fishing Lake First Nation and lifelong resident of Air Ronge, Saskatchewan, Donna Rose Langhorne has been working in Northern Saskatchewan as a self-taught professional artist since 2010.
In 2017, Donna received support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and her community.
Her Reconciliation Series, a collection of 7 large paintings, addresses contemporary issues facing Indigenous Peoples. Topics include: Addictions, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and residential school experiences.
Donna has worked hard to establish an online presence and is the owner/operator of the Donna The Strange On-Line Art Gallery, which has a strong following.
Jackie Traverse is an artist working in many mediums from painting in oils and acrylics to mixed media, sculpture and stop motion animation.
She is widely known in art communities across Canada. Her paintings, drawings, documentaries, and sculptures speak to realities of being an Indigenous woman.
She has created stop-motion animation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, another on the Sixties Scoop titled “Two Scoops” and “Empty” a tribute to her estranged mother.
Jackie is deeply moved by the injustices faced by First Nations People.
Julian is a First Nations graphic designer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with roots in Rolling River First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory. He has grown up with a strong Ojibwe background, focused on his family, culture and traditions.
Julian uses his graphic design talents designing and illustrating Indigenous books and resources.
Teresa Young is a Métis artist who was born on the west coast of Canada and is currently living in Nova Scotia.
She began drawing at an extremely young age and moved from realistic work over the years, including portraiture, to a surrealistic style and finally into an abstract style.
Her art style is very abstract with flowing colours, bold lines and vivid, complementary colour schemes.
Teresa’s handling of colours is quite unusual in their combinations and evokes a dynamic sense of movement, or even a watery wavelike feeling in abstract patterns.
Influenced by a drawing style that she developed in childhood, Teresa’s artwork is unique and appeal to a broad range of people.
A Mi’gmaq artist born and raised on the shores of the Restigouche River, Tracey Metallic’s career in painting was launched as a therapeutic outlet, painting cartoon characters for her grandchildren.
Upon sharing her work on social media Tracey began receiving requests for abstract paintings. Her abstract work evolved with confidence into designs which are part of the Fire Within Collection.
When her brush touched the canvas, a bright spark was lit. She connected immediately and has been creating ever since.
Tracey’s artwork reflects much of her own journey in life, and she believes that everyone is on their own journey looking to better their lives and to put everything they have experienced into perspective.
Laird Goulet is a Canadian First Nations/Metis artist. Raised in The Pas, Manitoba, he grew up experiencing life on the trapline.
Laird chose the healing path that has led to his appreciation of who and what he has experienced, with a focus on human ties to the Land.
He works primarily in acrylics on canvas. His unique and vibrant painting style reflects the spiritual and artistic imprints that have been inherently transferred to him by his Grandmothers.
Laird’s paintings pay homage to the subsistence lifestyle of his Cree Moshums (Grandfathers and Grandmothers). His images are inspired largely by childhood memories on the trapline and fishing grounds.
Laird brings a visualization of that journey to you.View Designs