Archive for April 5, 2015

Artist of the moment……….Napachie Sharky


Napachie Sharky is an Inuit sculptor born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1971.

His father and grandfather both drowned to death in 1979. His mother is also an artist, Ragee Killiktee.

The artist has a brother already profiled here, Toonoo Sharky, who is also an accomplished artist.

Napachie Sharky carves a wide range of subjects including Inuit people on motorcycles and snowmobiles. Sharky is best known for his work featuring birds. Most of the works completed by the artist use serpentine stone.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Napachie Sharky comes from another very artistic Inuit family. Its interesting that Napachie and his brother Toonoo Sharky both specialize in wildlife and birds, but Napachie’s birds are much more subtle in their captured behavior.





Artist of the moment………Photographer Ruud Van Empel



Ruud Van Empel is a Dutch photographer renown for his imagery with children. Ruud Van Empel was born in Breda, the Netherlands in the year 1958.

Van Empel studied at the St. Joost Academy of Art also located in Breda.

Van Empel began his career as a collage artist before learning to use the computer to design his images rather than the traditional technique.

The artist is now based out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Below a link to the website of Ruud Van Empel:

Some of Van Empel’s most famous works include portraits of young African children. In these clips we explore these images in further depth:


Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $150,000.

Van Empel has a wonderful sense of design. One must remember that each image is made up of perhaps 100 smaller photographs that are put together rather than just one image that is manipulated on the computer.