Tim Tait is a self-taught First Nations artist from Sachigo (near Sandy Lake), Ontario. He started drawing at the age of nine and was encouraged in the Woodland discipline by his parents. By twelve, he was painting, and over time, his style has developed into one similar to the great Norval Morrisseau. In fact, his paintings have, on occassion, actually been mistaken for Morriseau's work. He explains that he is drawn to this style because of it's vibrant colours that contrast with the bold black lines.
Tim's favourite medium is acrylic, which he lays down on both canvas and artists' papers.
When asked about his art, Tim shares, "It's a way I can express my spirituality, my emotions, and share my people's culture and stories. My people have been here on this land for a long time, and despite everything, we're still here. More than that, my paintings aren't only about being native. They're about being alive!"
* These are examples of their work, some which may not be for purchase. In addition to new custom works. *
We recognize the traditional and ancestral lands of the Haldimand Treaty on which we have the privilege of gathering. To the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Neutral First Nations, whose presence continues to enrich our communities both culturally and spiritually, thank you for your stewardship in helping us to foster an inclusive territory on which we live, work and play. May our presence today (and herein after) be one of unity and kinship, as we move forward in reconciling our history as a community and as a nation.