Christian is an accomplished artist in his own right. His love of the style of art was traditionally passed down to him by his father, Norval, who in turn learned from his grandfather, Potan. Potan was a well-known and respected traditional Shaman. Christian spent four months learning and listening to his father’s teachings and began painting in May 2002. He wanted to celebrate his gift and keep the Morrisseau’s family traditions and stories alive.
Christian paints in the Woodland style, which was developed by his father Norval upon receiving a vision instructing him to do so. Today there are well over 400 followers including Christian that paint in the Woodland style. Christian paints his animal images, landscape, his father and children, his tradition, his legends.
Christian is a devout student of his father’s art yet continues to develop his artistic gifts with intensity, discipline, and passion. This passion and devotion are reflected in the success of his pieces, which sell well in many markets and are widely accepted by art lovers. Christian has donated works to charitable organizations including; youth organization, diabetes organizations, to the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation ‘Treaty 9’ where Christian is from, the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition and The Outdoor Writers of Canada.
Christian also teaches the Woodland art style to both native and non-native students in Thunder Bay and across other northwestern Ontario communities. Christian Morrisseau’s work can be found throughout both internationally and throughout Canada.
On now at The Gibson Centre, an exhibition of selected Artworks only from February 14th to March 10th, 2017.
Charity Auction Fundraiser in Support of the Gibson Centre. Preview Dates March 8th, 9th & 10th, 2017, 10am-4pm daily. Auction Friday, March 10th, 2017 starts at 7:00pm.