is from Sioux Lookout
and was born in 1951. Born Ojibwa, he was adopted by a Metis
his mother died during childbirth. He began painting at age 6
went to the Ontario School for the Deaf in Belleville. Over time, his paintings
grace the collection at the Canadian
Museum of Civilization
and the Dennos Museum Center
in Traverse City Michigan.
From the start he received acclaim for his excellent application of
boldness in design; his haunting designs are often fluid, appearing as
subject matter of dreams. Despite the demand for his work, he stopped
in 1992 suffering personal difficulties and tribulations. “Rising
the Ashes” was the headline in the Toronto Star hailing his comeback
2005. The show was a triumphant success, bringing in $40,000
selling almost all of the 60 works on display.