Native roots

Last spring, the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation tribe in Manitoulin Island requested a portrait of one of their former Chief in office.

The portrait was to be given to this former Chief as a personal gift, as well as a print of the original, to be part of their boardroom display.

They were very pleased with the resulting completed portrait. The original hangs in her home, and a custom print was created that now hangs framed in their boardroom, along with the other Chiefs dating back to the 1800's.

You can read a little of this First Nation tribe's history here.

Completed pencil portrait

Completed pencil portrait

 

The photo shown is the original reference photo for the base of the portrait. As it was small, details were hard to see. Fortunately, they had a few others for me to look over for the composition of the portrait.

I am proud that I was able to create a piece for Aundeck Omni Kaning's display as part of their community, and part of Canada's rich history.

Original reference photo

Original reference photo