Sean Michael Couchie is a self-taught artist who has had an interest in art since early childhood and later formalized his craft with a degree in Advertising Art from Fanshawe College in 1991. Sean is a member of the Nipissing Band of Ojibways. He considers winning the Peace Hills Trust Native Arts Contests in 1992, 1996 and again in 2002 as major contributors to his success as a First Nations artist. In 2007 the Bravo and APTN networks aired a documentary entitled “From the Spirit” featuring the life and works of Sean Couchie. Sean is an artist and illustrator who enjoys a diversity of different media, working in oils, acrylics, graphite, airbrush, pen and ink, scratchboard, and woodburning for his work. He makes his home in London, Ontario with his wife and two daughters.
“Songs to Share” is a reflection on my art and its inspirations in honour of UPwithART’s 10th anniversary. I am the wolf. I sing the praises of those who take the time to listen to others’ voices. I nurture the chrysalis inside me – art which is yet to be born. Combining Woodland style and realistic representations from my daily life, beauty and possibility are released into the grey sky.