SCI Community Magazine
Turtle Island by Patrick Hunter

Colour Your World

Patrick Hunter is a Two-Spirit Ojibway artist, graphic designer and entrepreneur from Red Lake, Ontario. In 2011, he made the move to Toronto to pursue a career in the arts after completing the graphic design program at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Working part time and contract-to-contract made it clear to Patrick that he’d need to make a major career decision. Knowing that his cultural background was an asset to his success, in 2014 he launched Patrick Hunter Art & Design. Specializing in fine and digital artwork and designs from his Ojibway roots, his work aims to create a broader awareness of Indigenous culture and iconography.

He is best known for his paintings in the Woodland art style but is also making a name for himself in the corporate world through artistic and graphic collaborations with RBC and BMO Banks, Ernst & Young, West Elm, Staples Promotional Products, eBay Canada, CTV and Global Affairs Canada, to name a few.

Patrick’s dream to create a positive future for his people has led him to become the first Artist in Residence for the Prince’s Trust Canada, a Royal charity that aids in the reclamation of Indigenous languages in Canada.

Patrick kindly donated his art for auction at SCIO’s recent Comedy Night in Toronto. And he has made available for free download his beautiful colouring book during these days of at-home isolation.

Patrick Hunter

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Spinal Cord Injury Ontario | Spring 2020

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