Posts Tagged ‘Toonoo Sharky’

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…..Toonoo Sharky and Alasua Sharky

Toonoo Sharky is one of the best up and coming Inuit carvers. Toonoo Sharky was born in the Cape Dorset, Nunavet Territory, Canada in the year 1970. His parents were both renown artists Josephee Sharky and his father Reggie Killiktee.

Toonoo starting carving at age 10. He worked at it seriously starting at age 13. At age 17 was considered good enough to be professional!

His major theme is birds.

Price range: Most works priced between $600 and $4,000.

Grandfather is Shorty Killiktee.

Toonoo Sharky was elected to the Royal Canadian in 2003.

In this clip we see one of the arts beautiful birds.

Another bird from Toonoo Sharky.

Another signature theme by Inuit artists is the transformation of someone, usually a shaman, into another creature. We see an example by Toonoo Sharky here.

A brother named Alasua Sharky who is also a sculptor. Alasua began to carve when he was 15 years old. His major theme is wildlife and prices range from $300 to $1,000.

Alasua Sharky was born in 1973. He was also born in the Cape Dorset Nunavet Territory.

Make sure and check out my many posts on the great Inuit artists of Canada!