Sketchbook - On Sacred Grounds
This 4 x 5.5" perfect-bound sketchbook contains 60 (70 lb. paper) pages. It features the artwork "On Sacred Grounds" of Stoney Nakoda artist Gordon Wesley.
About the Artist: Gordon Wesley
Gordon Wesley is passionate about bringing the life of the wild into a still picture, where he can always have them as memories from his wildlife experiences. He is a proud Stoney Nakoda from the Bighorn Reserve, where he was inspired to create life on canvas. Living in a quiet reserve in the mountains, Gordon can easily maintain the focus and concentrate on the essence of bringing the wildlife of the Rockies to the canvas. As a child, Gordon loved to be outdoors, watching the animals that inhabit his local geography. He was always curious about them and enjoyed their natural beauty. Gordon's passion for nature comes from the desire to capture the spirit of the wild in art.
Gordon has participated in numerous exhibits, shows and art sales-such as the Tamarack Art Show & Sale, the World Indigenous People Conference on Education, Dale Auger & Friends' First Nation art & sales events, Preserving our Treaties, Consent & Silent Auction, Canada Day Celebration, Art Walk, Calgary Exhibit Stampede, Western Art Gallery, The Heritage Gala Celebration Aboriginal Heritage, Ducks Unlimited Canada, fundraising events, Western Indian Art Show, "Essence of the Wild" Sun & Moon Visionaries, Aboriginal Day in Jasper, AB, Moon Stone Gallery, Pickin Party (Cochrane) and many more. Gordon has been featured in Colouring It Forward's 2018, 2019 and 2021 Indigenous art calendars. He collaborated on a large interior mural commissioned for the lobby of the City of Calgary Library. One of his recent achievements has been to see his artwork featured by Alberta Parks on the Kananaskis Conservation Pass.