Tom Duquette Tom Duquette was born in northern Ontario in 1940. He studied classical drawing, painting and sculpture at the Central Technical Institute in Toronto, Ontario and then proceeded to improve his knowledge and understanding by traveling to various indigenous art centers in the far north, southwest and pacific coastal areas of North America.

During these travels, the artist absorbed a variety of techniques and influences, which he gradually synthesized into his own personal art form, combining the most ancient and the most modern principles of North American art. To this was added the direct influence of wild creatures and the natural forces experienced during Tom’s long stays in remote wilderness areas. These combinations have produced an art that is firmly rooted in tradition and yet enlivened in ways that only real life inspirations can produce.  (Read More)

Saturna Island, British Columbia
Tom was bestowed the name "Ghaiaanook" by Chief Frank Baker. The name means "great carver". For a non-native artist, there can be no higher honor.

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