“Northern Legends” Colouring Book For Students

 

 
Norther Legends Colouring Book

Northern Legends Colouring Book is now available for Regional School Boards.

Contact Lake Superior Art Gallery
807-622-07573

info@LakeSuperiorArtGallery.com

Prices: CDN

  1 to 24 books        $7.50 each
25 to 499 books       $7.00 each
500 to 999  books    $6.50 each

1000 plus                $6.00 each

FOB Thunder Bay, Ontario

 Northern Legends Colouring Book

 

 Norther Legends Colouring Book

 

 © Ringo Fiddler
Lake Superior Art Gallery

 

 

 Media Conference at Lake Superior for Northern Legends Colouring Book, TBNewswatch, John Thompson and TBT, Rachelle Elsuifi,  interviewing Ringo Fiddler

 Northern Legends Colouring Book

 Ringo Fiddler

Here is a link to the TBNewsWatch Story

Ringo Fiddler Canadian Aboriginal Artist

 

 RINGO FIDDLER


Ringo FiddlerI was born in Kenora, Ontario and raised in the First Nation community of Sandy Lake, Ontario. I am a self-taught artist; my art is in the Nature Woodland style. I have been doing this type of art since I was 15 years of age.  

The person whom inspired me to paint was Joshim Kakegamic. He had shown me his artwork and from there I wanted to get into art. He had told me that if he could do it that I could too. I had practiced sketching and later on went into colors by using the school’s accessories, from crayons to paint.

My uncle Johnny Meekis who was the one that bought my first set of acrylic paints and paint brushes for me and that is when I started painting full-time.

The images that came into mind are also my hunting experiences and other traditional activities, from there, I have used and expressed them through my paint brush.

I have taught in an art class for the youth at the Thomas Fiddler Memorial High School and have spoken about my art in numerous schools .

It was good to share my art work with the youth.
         
I remember my late-grandfather once told me that you can show your Woodland style art work out there to the world, and I have.
          
I am thankful to Norval Morrisseau for opening the doorway of Woodland art to the world. Miigwetch.

The meanings behind the images I use in my paintings were told to me by my Grandfather and other elders in my community. Here is a brief list of some of the images and colors I use in my paintings and what they represent.

The feather represents the Love for all of creation and it is also used for communication, and many mother ceremonial uses.

The loon represents the love for each other as the loon themselves have only one mate.

The wolf tracks represent strength, bonding, endurance and sharing.

The thunderbird represents protection.

The four primary colors I use are:

Red-Summer
Yellow-Spring
Black-Spring
White-Winter
Blue-Grandfather
Green-Grandmother

There are also spiritual meanings to the images used in my paintings.
 
As I continue to paint more meanings may come forward.