Richard Shorty

Richard is a self-taught artist and his crest is Crow. He began painting in 1981 with encouragement from artist, Ben Houstie. In 1981/82, he started learning Northwest Coast design from books “Looking at Northwest Coast Art” and others. From what he learned, he began to develop his own designs. In 1983, Richard moved to Victoria, BC to learn from other artists. During this time, Richard picked up on his carving techniques and began to create a style that was a combination of traditional and realistic Native art. Richard's first limited edition print "Frog" was produced by the Leona Lattimer Gallery. His work also includes original drawings and paintings. Recently, Richard has painted bentwood boxes for us here at Lattimer Gallery, as well as stunning leather cuff bracelets.