A narrow coil-bound notepad from the Indigenous Collection at Canadian Art Prints. Features artwork by indigenous artist John Balloue, of a rainbow-toned watercolour bear with a fish in its mouth.
7.6cm x 22.2cm / 3" x 8.75"
About the Artist
Cultural Background: Western Band of Oklahoma Cherokee.
After returning home from Vietnam, John began taking art courses from the local Junior College. Forty years later it has become a business and a way of life.
Having a Cherokee father and an English/Irish mother and not being raised on a reservation, art is his way of understanding, keeping alive and honoring his Native Ancestors.
Painting in a realistic style for over 30 years, in 2003, John needed to try something new. He began experimenting with color and texture to create a more contemporary look and feel to his work.