The subject matter and style of artist Mark Nadjiwan are clearly the products of his Indigenous heritage. He is a self-taught artist who works primarily in pen and ink. His unique style is primarily a “fusion” of the Woodland and Northwest Coast Native art traditions. In his work, one can often see the Woodland’s characteristic x-ray and wavy line motifs interwoven with the clean formlines and geometry that often typify Northwest Coast art. Mark’s work can be found in galleries and venues across Canada as well as private collections in both Canada and the United States. His work has also been shown in Europe. His First Nation roots are grounded in the Georgian Bay and Lake Superior regions. He and his wife, who is also an artist, live on Treaty 72 Territory, the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula.
His original images are reproduced in various products, making them much more accessible and affordable to a wider audience. These products include art cards, 11” x 14” double-matted decoratives (small prints) both framed and unframed, and full-size archival limited editions, unframed.
This will be Mark’s first time attending Kempenfest as a vendor. He looks very forward to sharing his work with a new audience.