lessLIE

LessLie is a well-established Coast Salish artist of Cowichan, Penelakut, Esquimalt, Irish, Italian, and French descent. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations Studies from Malaspina University College in Nanaimo, BC. He began to study Coast Salish art in 1995. When he first began, LessLie was inspired and encouraged by his cousin Joe Wilson. He was later influenced by other young Coast Salish artists such as Manual Salazar, Maynard Johnny Jr., Shaun Peterson, Stuart Pagaduan, Luke Marston, and John Marston. His primary influences are Susan Point, Robert Davidson and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.

LessLie is a graduate student at the University of Victoria, working on a Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on Coast Salish art. As a component of this graduate degree, LessLie has also worked at Thunderbird Park Carving Studio in Victoria.

3 items

Natural Vision
lessLIE (Salish)

Edition /200Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /200Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$300.00

Protecting Posterity
lessLIE (Salish)

Edition /150Available framed for $500 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /150Available framed for $500 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$125.00

Thunderbird
lessLIE (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $650 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.“Thunderbird is th...

Edition /100Available framed for $650 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many prominent human lineages and a proud, and powerful noble being in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Thunderbird is a giant supernatural bird named for his habit of carrying thunder and lighting. Beneath his wings he carries Lighting Snakes, which are his weapons. Thunder rolls from the flap of his wings, and lighting flashes when he blinks his great eyes or throw...

$250.00