A Good Place by Michael Lonechild
Dimensions: 24" x 18" x 3/4". Acrylic on Canvas.
Painting depicts a Cree family on a horse drawn wooden sleigh, stopping to talk to his father and mother on a winters day. In the foreground are dogs and in the background show a game of hockey on a pond.
Note: If you look closely, you will see images of ancestors painted into the texture of the trees in the background.
*Michael Lonechild is a Cree, Native-Canadian painter best known for his depictions of historical and present-day Cree culture.
Born in October of 1955 on the White Bear Reservation in Saskatchewan, Canada, Lonechild is self-taught, learning all he knows from books and observing other artists’ work. Lonechild lives and works between Saskatchewan and Alberta.*