Victor Michael West

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Victor Michael West

First Nations, Printmaker

Ucluelet, British Columbia • Tlingit, Cree, Irish Ancestry

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Victor Michael West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry and currently resides in Ucluelet, British Columbia.

A self taught artist, Victor has studied First Nations Masters such as Bill Reid, Robert Davison, Reg Davison, David Boxely, Charles Edenshaw and Dempsey Bob and has worked with notable artists Thunderbird Jack, Dr.'Old Bill Holm' and Clarence Mills.

The fine workmanship and artistic eye of Victor Michael West are seen in his meticulously carved contemporary Tlingit carvings, precise clean paintwork and the sharp-edge designs of his contemporary Tlingit limited edition and open end prints.

Victor prides himself in his artwork, which he pursues with gusto. As a carver he mainly works in Vancouver Island red and yellow cedar. His pieces depict images of Eagle, Raven, Killer Whale, Wolf, Owl and Salmon. Many of his designs are inspired by old Tlingit bent wood boxes.

Victor Michael West's prints are printed on Epson Somerset Velvet Fine Art Archival paper: acid-free paper made from 100% cotton with a woolen felt texture.

The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 enables Victor to print his own artwork producing long lasting, consistent prints of uncompromising quality.