Nation/Clan: Seneca Nation/Deer Clan
Media: Graphite drawings with emphasis on portraits, animals and nature; watercolors and acrylic paintings; graphic designs for companies, organizations and sports teams and events; tattoo designs; wood burning and carving; traditional craft work (ie. Medicine masks and turtle rattles)
I received some formal art school training from R.I.T. majoring in Medical Illustration/Fine Art and at Columbus Community College with classes in Graphic Design. I have exhibited my work at the NYS Fair through the Six Nation Agricultural Society; at the SNI Allegany Library and at Tonawanda Reservation Historical Society Art Exhibits. I presented my work at the Artists Demonstrators tent at the SNI Fall Festival and have won 1st place awards at that events Art show. My work has been displayed at the Allegany Casino and I have sold work to and exhibited work at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum.
I am an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation who has been practicing my artistic craft for approximately 25+ years. I have cultivated a sincere interest in producing artwork in a variety of medias that exemplifies my cultural and traditional upbringing and that is reflective of such in the subject matter of my work. At this point in my artistic career, I have a determined motivation to be able to produce something not only positive and aesthetically pleasing contributions back to my Native community through the use of my artistic abilities. My goals are being able to successfully reinforce the proud legacy of our Native people by producing some of the best artwork possible representing the rich heritage of the Haudenosaunee.