Meet the TwoChief's Artists


Our mission is to uplift First Nations artists through the proliferation of indigenous art. We are so privileged to be able to help bring the work of indigenous artists into homes across the world.

Below is a list of our current artist line-up.


Affiliation: Haisla, Heiltsuk

Paul Windsor was born and raised in Kitimat, British Columbia, and currently resides in Vancouver. He began drawing as a young child, and is an ancestral designer who comes from a family of artists. Paul also has a large interest in music and a love for the planet. His paintings, typically on the mediums of paper and wood, frequently feature positive imagery depicting the natural world. Paul’s artistic motivation stems from a drive to bring people together from different generations from his culture.

“I was raised in a way of life based on hunting, fishing, feasting, singing, dancing and visual arts. Art has always been communicated as an expression of spirit to the connections to people and the ways of life.”

 


Affiliation: Kwakwaka'wakw

Francis Dick was born in in 1959 in ‘Ya̱lis' (Alert Bay). She is from the Musǥa̱'makw Dzawada̱'enux̱w or, Four Tribes of Kingcome Inlet, and descends from the Kawadelakala (Supernatural Wolf). In 1994, Francis was initiated Hamatsa. Her work depicts her Kwakwaka’wakw heritage by blending social awareness and cultural values in a contemporary NorthWest coast style.

“Creating art honours my journey through my fires so that I might stand in truth; my work is not a career, it is a way of life.”


Affiliation: Haida

Allan Weir was born to the Raven can of Old Masset. Alan’s designs are deeply rooted in Haida traditions, yet his take on designing and creating in formline is innovative, fresh and bold.

"I am honoured to share my culture and appreciate when people show their respect bu using products that feature my designs."

Affiliation: Coast Salish

Nikki LaRock is an artist, entrepreneur, youth mentor, motivational speaker, mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. She is from Yakweakwioose in Chilliwack, BC and Sts’ailes First Nation.

“I am delighted to share my art which will hopefully touch people in a positive way and add to their day.”

Affiliation: Coast Salish, Musqueam

Leila Stogan is a master Salish weaver from the Musqueam Nation. In 1984, Leila studied traditional Musqueam weaving as part of the revitalization of an almost lost art. Her weavings are showcased in the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, and in the book, Hands of our Ancestors, The Revival of Salish Weaving at Musqueam.

“Our stories and traditions are woven into our textiles. These woven designs reflect our ancestral traditions and our connection to nature.”


Affiliation: Coast Salish

Simone Diamond, or Simone Williams-Horne, was born in Duncan, British Columbia on April 30, 1993. Now residing in the Lower Mainland, Simone is a Coast Salish artist. Her art consists mostly of graphic design, although she does have experience in painting and wood carving. She is the daughter of well-known master carver Francis Horne Sr. who has taught her most of what she knows. The rest she has taught herself, which has helped to develop her unique and very detailed style. She is now working more towards establishing her career as an artist by being consistent with her work.

"I create art that connects me to my family, our traditions and our spirit of continuity."

Affiliation: Haida

Corey Bulpitt (b.1978), also known as Taakeit Aaya or “Gifted Carver” by the Haida of the Naikun Raven clan, was born in Prince Rupert BC. Bulpitt is an avid painter, jeweller, and wood and argillite carver who has enjoyed exploring many different mediums such as spray paint, which he used to create large-scale paintings involving urban youth in Vancouver. As a member of the newly emerged Beat Nation Live arts collective, Corey’s contemporary graffiti art pieces can be seen in many museums, festivals, and urban landscapes.

"I am honoured to create art that respects the traditions of my ancestors from the Naikun Raven clan on Haida Gwaii."