Archive for August 25, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Don Yeomans Northwest Coast Artist

Don Yeomans is a Canadian/ Northwest Cast born in the Rupert Island,British Columbia, Canada in the year 1958. Yeomans is diversified in his output, carving, making jewelry, and printimaking. For his artistic education Yeomans was able to learn a great deal from his artist aunt Freda Diesing. Yeomans also attended the Vancouver Community Arts Program and Langara College. Works in many mediums including wood, metal, and some designs sewn onto fabric by his wife.

price range information: The artist is very prolific so at the low end you can find jewelry or silkscreen prints for less than one thousand dollars up to paintings and larger carvings in the $20,000 range.

Yeomans is in the collection of the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology and the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Worked with renown carver Robert Davidson in helping carve 4 totem poles for a memorial.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist. Yeomans starts off by telling us he has been carving for more than 40 years. The totem pole was made for the McMichael Art Collection of Canada in Kleinberg, Canada just north of Toronto.