Posts Tagged ‘Northwest Coast’

Artist of the moment….Jay Simeon

Jay Simeon is a Northwest Coast Haida artist born in the year 1976 in  Fort McLeod, Alberta, Canada. His father was from the Haida nation (northwest coast artist)  and his mother from the Blackfoot nation (plains Indian artist .)  Simeon is very diverse in his mediums as he paints, carves, is a printmaker and makes jewelry.

price range information: Works range from $9,000 to $20,000.

Simeon was able to learn some basic Haida design methods from a first cousin named Sharon Hitchcock, who shared his Haida background and love of the Haida style of art. Simeon has been practicing Haida art since 1990.

For his artistic education Simeon attended Vancouver Community College. This is where he learned the most about jewelry making.

A link to the website of Jay Simeon:

http://www3.telus.net/kitsilan/

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Artist of the moment…Thomas Cannell

Thomas Cannell is a Salish artist  born in the year 1980. Cannell  is renown for his graphic art but even known more for his sculpture work. His favorite medium to use currently is wood. Cannell comes from the Musqueam Reserve in British Columbia.

price range information: Prints start at $500. Unable to find any more pricing information.

His mother is famed artist Susan Point, already profiled here.

Cannell was an apprentice for years. This is where he learned how to use a chainsaw.

Cannell has been to college. He attended Langara College first. Cannell went on to graduate from Capilano University. His degree was in tourism.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist as he talks about a work titled “thunderbird.”  done for the 2010 Vancouver British Columbia Olympics. The artist is able to work in a very large size with his work.

In this clip we view the very large sculpture  “Thunderbird” getting installed.

Thanks to Susan Point for creating a multi generation family of artists, look out Wyeths!

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