Created by the artist : Richard Shorty
Cultural Origin: Northern Tuchone Nation, Yukon Territory
Richard was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories in 1959 and was a member of the northern Aboriginal tribe. Richard is a self-taught artist. He painted wildlife from a young age as well as his favourite sports idols and rock artists. In 1978, Richard moved to Vancouver.
In the early 1980's, Richard began painting West Coast Native designs and later developed his own distinct style, using the animal form of wildlife and inserting an indigenous design into the form. Since that time, stores have been asking for and buying his work.
Over the years, Richard has moved frequently - to Vancouver Island, Richmond, Whitehorse, but always returning to Vancouver. Today, Richard is one of the most sought-after Aboriginal artists, with his work exhibited in several galleries. He is very versatile, he works on drums, paddles, masks, rattles in addition to his paintings. His pieces are collected internationally.