Posts Tagged ‘nuu-chah-nulth’

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.



Artist of the moment……Northwest Coast Artist Tim Paul

Tim Paul is a Northwest Coast artist from the Hesquiaht clan of the Nuu-chah-nulth nation born in the year 1950 in Esperanza Inlet on Vancouver Island. Tim Paul is a versatile artist making wonderful masks in addition to prints. The artist enjoys working with acrylic paints.

Is included in the collection of the Royal British Columbia Museum.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000.

Paul learned to carve in 1975 at the Arts of the Raven Gallery.

Worked under famed artist Richard Hunt, profiled here already, at the Thunderbird Park located in Vancouver.

Worked as the chief carver at the Royal British Columbia Museum.

After leaving this position he went to help with the building of a school to improve on education of the local people.

In this clip we view a brief documentary on Tim Paul:


Artist of the moment…..Northwest Coast artist Ron Hamilton

Ron Hamilton is a northwest coast artist born in the year 1948 on the Ahaswinis Reserve. Ron Hamilton has mastered many mediums and is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker. The artist still resides on the reserve where he was born.

Member of the Nuu-chah-nulth clan.

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The artist was an apprentice under Northwest Coast Art master Henry Hunt.

Hamilton also works as a fisherman, so many works have a something to do with the sea.

His cousin is Northwest Coast artist Joe David. Joe David and Ron Hamilton were among the first artists to produce a large amount of serigraphs using designs taken from traditional Nuu-chah-nulth clan.