Spirit of Canada by Lon French Canvas
- Title: Spirit of Canada
- Artist: Lon French
- Dimensions: 12'' x 18'' x 1.5''
- Printed on Canvas
- Cultural Background: Haida, Terrace, BC
I’m a Haida graphic artist and have been creating Haida art since 2012. At that time, I decided I needed to change the direction of my life. This is when I started learning about my family from Haida Gwaii. I researched Haida art and learned the basic forms. Then I started playing with designs and developed my own style. That style has evolved and continues to evolve the more I create new work. I have tried to stay true to the traditional Haida style and have for the most part, but I feel that to grow as an artist I must be open to change. As I continue on my new path, I try new things and learn more about tradition and this is reflected in my work. I’m mainly a self taught artist but I was also taught for a short time by George Hunt Jr. at S J Willis Secondary back in the early 1980’s. I hope you enjoy my designs and follow my journey of discovery in the world of Haida art.