Lloyd Kakepetum is a Keewaywin First Nation band member, who was born in Sandy Lake Ontario. Lloyd lived for a time in Koocheching at the east end of Sandy Lake, before he moved to Keewaywin Ontario where he now resides and paints. Lloyd was first introduced to painting by his late uncle Carl Ray in the year of 1977. Although Lloyd was greatly influenced by his uncle's work, he has over the years developed a style that is distinctly his own. He is a self-taught artist working primarily in acrylics. Lloyd shows a talent for delicate pieces of art filled with exquisite detail. Lloyd is concerned with preserving the Indian way of Life and Culture. He was involved with teaching art to the school children in Sandy Lake in 1990 and 1991 through the Ontario Arts Council's "Native Artist in the Classroom Program" Lloyd Kakepetum is the heir apparent to his uncle Carl Ray - a man whose untimely death deprived the world of an imaginative and unique talent. Fortunately that talent is amply displayed in the works of Lloyd Kakepetum. Lloyd has exhibited his work in several group exhibitions in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay and has had solo exhibitions in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. His work is in the collection of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
Acrylic on Paper
18" x 24"