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Artist of the moment…………Patrick Amos


Patrick Amos is a First Nations representing the Mowachat band of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation. Patrick Amos was born on Nookta Island in British Columbia, Canada in the year 1957. Amos is a very prolific artist working as a carver, sculptor, producer of masks, drums, maker of boxes, and printmaker.

He began his career studying with master First Nations artist Tony Hunt Sr.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist and some of his works. He began carving before he was a teen and he shares his painting process:

Patrick Amos has worked at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Here he has worked with First Nations artist Tim Paul. One collaboration was for a 36 foot totem pole for the Maori people of New Zealand.

Amos has also taught classes about Native Canadian Art at the collegiate level. Amos has taught at the Duquaht School of Art located in Ucelet, British Columbia since the early 1990s.

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Patrick Amos is one of my favorite First Nations artist mainly for his design skills. The interesting idea of including a human face on the frog in the gallery I found very interesting. Amos reminds me of the American painter Beverly Doolittle. Doolittle paints the scenes of the American West that often have faces of people hidden in the landscape.

I enjoy the mediums explored by the artist. What a multi talented master artist! It’s great to see someone so talented teaching at the collegiate level.