Richard Shorty

Richard was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in 1959 and belongs to the Northern Tuchone Tribe. Richard is a self taught artist. He originally started painting wildlife at an early age along with painting his favorite rock star or sports idol. He began painting in 1981 initially learning Northwest Coast design from books and then later from other artists after moving to Victoria, BC, in 1983. In addition to carving techniques, his work also includes original drawings and paintings and can be seen publicly in the Orwell Hotel mural on Hastings Street, in Vancouver.

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