Posts Tagged ‘Susan Point’

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!


Artist of the moment……Susan Point

Susan Point is a wonderful artist from the Coast Salish tribe located in the northwest of Canada in the year of 1952. The artist began making prints whilst working as a legal secretary. As a result of being ON TIME and BUDGET with her projects, she received many more commissions. Susan Point is a member of the Coast Salish peoples that is located in British Columbia down to the northwest of the United States.

A link to the website of Susan Point:

For her artistic education she is schooled in a variety of mediums including casting in bronze and other mediums as well as carving and printmaking. Among her highest priced works are her exquisitely carved pieces made from wood. In addition the artist was the first of her local tribe of artists to work with glass. She truley is a an artist, taking the time to learn new medium after new medium.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $40,000.

She has works included in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute of the  National Musuem of the American Indian.

Below we examine a work by the artist titled Human Spirit. A short interview with Susan Point.

In this clip the artist talks about a piece done for Richmond, British Columbia.

Some works done by Susan Point for the 2010 Olympics.

Officer of the Order of Canada and has been recognized as one of the most 100 influential people in British Columbia.

What I find just wonderful about the artist is her ability to go one step beyond her stated goals. As she tells us this part of her life carries over into every aspect, not only art. What a fantastic artist and she has made sure her children and grandchildren also have found the importance of art in their life.

What a great example for us all.