Gordon Wesley is passionate about bringing the life of the wild into a still picture, where he can preserve them as memories from his outdoor experiences. He is a proud Nakoda Stoney 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 his focus and concentrate on the essence of bringing his interpretation of the wildlife of the Rockies to canvas.
As a child, he 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 animals 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 & Sale Events,
- Preserving our Treaties, Concert & Silent Auction,
- Canada Day Celebration,
- Art Walk,
- Calgary Exhibit Stampede,
- Western Art Gallery,
- The Heritage Gala Celebration
- Aboriginal Heritage,
- Ducks Unlimited Canada Fundraising Event,
- 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 recently been featured in Colouring It Forward’s 2018 Indigenous Art Calendar.