Northwest Indian Art
Northwest Indian art carver Alfie Fishgap has produced some very unique artwork and this includes incorporating native designs on actual working picture frames. Of course, these are not your usual store bought picture frames. Instead, these particular frames become unique, one of a kind pieces of original artwork.
The one pictured above is possibly my favourite frame by Fishgap so far. It has a human, raven, salmon and bear on it making the frame a rather complex, detailed piece of artwork.
Another one I really like is the Northwest Indian art salmons on a picture frame pictured below. Salmons as you might know, are a favourite subject of Northwest Indian art culture.
For more details on picture frames by Alfie Fishgap, see our section on Northwest Indian art carvings. There should be frames in the Other Northwest Carvings and Salmon sections.
Native Art Burnings
Among some of the artwork that we have access to by Native artist Alfie Fishgap are his native art burnings. This is the first time Free Spirit Gallery has ever made any burnings available.
The artist would literally burn his designs into wood pieces and it’s amazing on how much detail these really are. Such an example is the Grass Dancer pictured above which is on a section of log – more details of this particular piece is available at Grass Dancer Carving.
Another example is the Wolf Mother as pictured below. It is in the Northwest Native art style – more details at Wolf Mother Carving. There are more such pieces by Alfie Fishgap and the best way to browse through them all is start at our main Northwest Indian art carvings webpage and go through the different categories.
Northwest Native Art Paddles
We now have available for our serious collectors, Northwest Native art paddles. These are full length canoe paddles of almost five feet in length and made by artist Alfie Fishgap, a decendent of the Coast Salish Nation, BC. Fishgap, who now lives in Ontario, has four different paddles available for Free Spirit Gallery with one of them shown above.
Northwest Native art paddles are higher end artwork for sure and therefore priced higher than the usual pieces at Free Spirit Gallery but we have priced these particular paddles by Fishgap quite reasonably.
Four Full Length Canoe Paddles Available
The four canoe paddles currently available cover Northwest art subjects such as killerwhales, wolves, salmon and the moon. To see all of them in more detail, go to the newly created webpage at Free Spirit Gallery called Northwest Native Art Paddles.
These will look absolutely great on any wall!
Alfie Fishgap was also one of the two native artists who created the dual native style bears art print called United Bears.
New Northwest Indian Art Pieces
This is an exciting week because we’ve added 21 new Northwest Indian art pieces. For months now, we have not had any new artwork but all of a sudden, we’ve made an arrangement with Northwest artist Alfie Fishgap to showcase some of his available work.
Alfie Fishgap as some of you might recall, is one of the two native artists who brought us the dual native style art print called United Bears. He also happens to be a master carver and the new pieces here at Free Spirit Gallery show that.
Variety Of Northwest Indian Art
There is quite a variety in the types of pieces Alfie Fishgap is offering. We have everything from wall plaques, to 3-D pieces to even fishing lures (one shown above) in art form. We even have a native killerwhale box and some pieces that are functioning picture frames (but most certainly not your usual store frame).
The detail in his work is incredible and many of the designs are burned into the wood. He also uses other materials such as shell, conch, beads, feathers and glass to embellish his artwork.
The best thing to do is to start at our Northwest Indian Art Carvings webpage and go into each of the different categories to see what he’s done. Much of his artwork is actually in the Other Northwest Carvings category but we have added the odd piece in some of the other categories as well.
So do some browsing at our Northwest Indian art section to check out some of Alfie Fishgap’s artwork. Take your time as there are 21 new pieces to discover!
Canadian Aboriginal Art Carvings
The last of our Canadian Aboriginal art (northwest) carvings were suddenly sold out by the end of the week when two eagles were claimed and shipped to one of our regular collectors in Washington state. Both of these eagle carvings including the flying one pictured above, were made by George Stokes of Squamish Nation, nephew of master carver Cody Mathias also of Squamish Nation, BC.
We know that Cody and George are already working on new Canadian Aboriginal art carvings for us as a new collection. We hope to get it in by the end of the summer but a fall collection is more likely.
This time around, we did order a few specific pieces by subject due to our survey of what our clients wanted to see in terms of the carvings. The results plus our own observations of what tends to be popular factored into what we ordered from our carvers out west.
In the meantime, our main webpage for Northwest Canadian Aboriginal art carvings still has a video of the past collection by Cody and George so by all means, view it for your art appreciation pleasure.
Canadian Aboriginal Art Paintings And Prints
Don’t forget that another medium that we also promote in Canadian Aboriginal art is the paintings as well as limited edition prints. We still have a nice selection of Northwest Native art prints as well as a great collection of original Woodland Native art paintings to browse through.
Inuit Carving Sold
We had a very special dancing polar bear Inuit carving at our gallery for quite some time. Although it was one of our more higher priced pieces at $575, a similar Inuit carving at a street gallery would easily be double that figure.
But nevertheless, online shopping does have price limitations especially for artwork since it can’t be inspected in person. Although having said that, GTA customers are able to make appointments with us to see any of the artwork we have in person.
Dancing Polar Bear By Master Inuit Carver
This particular dancing polar bear was carved by Moe Pootoogook of Cape Dorset, one of the premiere carvers of dancing bears from the Canadian Arctic. A very lucky customer from BC finally claimed this special piece last week.
Like all other pieces at Free Spirit Gallery, this one was a one of a kind, unique artwork without any duplicates available. Once it is purchased, no other copies are available.
We hope to get more Inuit art carvings in soon and of course, we are still waiting for the next collection of Northwest Native art carvings to arrive from BC.
Stay tuned for announcements.
Pacific Northwest Indian Art
The special commissioned Pacific Northwest Indian art thunderbird carving that master carver Cody Mathias has been working on finally arrived yesterday. This is a special piece that was done for a client out in Florida.
This wonderful thunderbird is quite a hefty piece too with a wingspan of 54 inches, height of 18 inches and has a thickness of almost 2 inches at points. You can just imagine the box that was required to ship it in.
Needless to say, the client is quite excited from the photos we sent him in advance even though he had to wait about two months for Cody to complete the piece. This time period is quite typical for any of the custom commissioned artwork that we arrange through the master carvers and artists since they are quite busy.
How Custom Commissioned Northwest Indian Art Works
For more information on how custom commissioned Pacific Northwest Indian artwork is arranged, see the link. One thing we always tell potential clients ahead of time upfront is that first, there is a deposit required to start the entire process, and second, don’t expect pieces to be done right away. Waiting for a few months is normal and expected but the end results are always awesome.
This is the first time that a thunderbird was requested by special commission. For more information on this art subject, see our information webpage on the Pacific Northwest Indian art thunderbird.
Here are some more photos of this Pacific Northwest Indian art thunderbird that will be shipped to the lucky client.
Woodland Art Painting
Here is an award winning Woodland art painting by artist Todd Jamieson of the Oneida Nation in Ontario. It is called Turtle Island and this is an original painting, not a reproduced art print.
This particular painting won an Honourable Mention prize at the 2010 Beaux Arts Festival and it is now available through Free Spirit Gallery.
For more details on this award winning original Woodland art painting and how it could be your’s, see Turtle Island.
For other original Woodland art paintings also by Todd Jamieson, see Woodland Art.
Native Woodlands Art
Here is yet another original painting by Todd Jamieson as part of our new Native Woodlands art collection that is available to our clients. It is called Spirit Within and features a nice bear face.
This painting is a slightly larger one compared to Todd’s other paintings as it measures 30 by 30 inches.
To see more details of this new painting, see Spirit Within.
Other Native Woodlands Art Paintings
To see all of our new original paintings by Todd Jamieson, see our collection at Native Woodlands Art.
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Woodland Art With Bears
Here’s another Woodland art original painting by Todd Jamieson and this one features a common subject in this Native art style. Since Woodland art is so connected with nature around the Ontario region, it is not surprising that bears would often be depicted in many artwork.
This particular painting is called Bear Paw Spirit and as shown on the image above, it has a very creative design of a few bear faces within a paw of a bear itself.
For more details on this original artwork, see Bear Paw Spirit.
More Woodland Art Paintings
This painting is only one of several original artwork by Todd Jamieson, a Woodland artist, that is available through Free Spirit Gallery. See all the other available artworks at Woodland Art Paintings.