The Native Cowboy Art Of Brian Seesequasis
APRIL 1993 v22 n04 p13
From May 2nd to May 28th of 1993, in the travelling gallery of the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre, the visiting public can view a brand of art that bristles colour, dynamism, and essence of Saskatchewan. Native Cowboy artist Brian Seesequasis presents 15 pieces of Canadiana derived his twin pursuits of Art Riding-the-Range.
Brilliant prairie skies, bygone duels between native horsemen and buffalo, the gallop and whinny of horses on the open range are all melded together with a light undercurrent of native mysticism and renewal and captured on canvas for your delight and reflection.
The centrepiece of Brian's art showing--the recently completed 7' by 11' oil-on-canvas entitled Buffalo"--now hangs on the northwestern wall of the Regional Interpretive Centre. The suspicious bloodshot eyes of the "Buffalo" will dare you to venture closer and then, in turn, follow you around the main gallery and stairways.
The Native Cowboy art of Brian Seesequasis opens May 2nd, 1993, in the travelling gallery of the Duck Lake Regional Interpretative Centre, and continues to May 28th. Meet the man behind the brush, Brian Seesequasis, and experience his very unique brand of Native Cowboy art.
Brian's next creation-destined for the northeastern wall of the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre-will be a life-size painting of a Golden Eagle in full-flight over the Saskatchewan River.
Profile of Brian Seesequasis
- Born 1958, Beardy's Okemasis Reserve, Saskatchewan.
- Married (wife-Joyce) with two daughters (Kim and Amy).
- Presently pursuing his two life ambitions--Art and Riding-the-Range.
- Primarily a self-taught artist, having-displayed a penchant for sketching and painting at an early age.
- Credits his father for helping him develop an eye for detail and artistic self-criticism.
- Began his association with oil painting-his favourite medium-at the age of 15 thanks to a timely Christmas gift from his parents.
- Also works in other mediums such as acrylic, water-colour, and pencil.
- Began his alter ego as a "Cowboy" on the Community Pasture of Beardy's Reserve. Today he has his own custom grazing operation that has recently branched out to include a herd of 26 bison. Brian's ambitious long-term goal is to establish the largest bison herd in all of The Heart of Canada's Old Northwest.
- The winter months find him painting, full-time, the subjects dearest to his heart and art-horses, buffalo or bison, prairie skies, and native themes.
- The summer months see him back out on the range, roping, riding, and collecting inspiration for his works of art.
- Teaches art to students of the local schools in and around Beardy's Reserve and Duck Lake. Strives to be a role model and source of positive inspiration for these same students both on and off the reserve.
- Had his first art showing 12 to 15 pieces-in May of 1991, at the Seager Wheeler Station Arts Centre Rosthern, Saskatchewan. The show was very well-received and widely acclaimed.
- Attains genuine.