George Littlechild was born in Alberta, the son of a Plains Cree mother and a Celtic father, and was raised by foster parents in Edmonton. George has exhibited in galleries around the world, and his art is in several important collections. Many of his paintings are inspired by the Cree concept of “Wahkomkanak”, which means “our ancestors.” He has also written and illustrated several children’s books, including “This Land is My Land”, which won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. He lives in Courtenay, BC.
If I were to ask myself why I create the art I do; I would have to answer: “It is what I was born to do. It is my passion, my joy, as my art has been there throughout my life’s journey!”
If I were asked what kind of art I create; I would answer by saying, “It is art that speaks from the heart, the social and the Political.”
My art is charged with energy & color, vibrant, magical, & thus enabling the soul to travel.
I envision, I rely on the intuitive, the spiritual, the emotional. To tell stories through my art. I am a storyteller, a visualist. A conveyer of messages…
I began to create art as a small boy. My foster mother saw that I had a talent, at a very young age. She was encouraging, loving… She saw the gift in me. Scribblers were filled, art lessons began at an early age… Art school, exhibition and books, lectures, and teaching.