Dwayne Wabegijig

Dwayne Wabegijig (Light-colour Sky) is an aboriginal Woodland Artist from Thunder Bay Ontario, where he lives and works.

Dwayne’s passion for art started at an early age with drawings in pencil, charcoal and pastel. In his early 20’s, he began with acrylics and oils after discovering Salvador Dali, Van Gogh and Picasso. He became immersed in the Woodland art style of his contemporaries after his dad asked him to attend a Native Arts and Crafts show, and soon after he began to integrate the bright colours, imagery and history of the Woodland art school. His paintings today blend the realism of nature with the x-ray lines and bright colours of Woodland art, and he continues to hone his craft with the legends and stories of his Ojibwe ancestry.