Patrick Hunter is an Ojibway artist/graphic designer from Red Lake, Ontario. At 17, Patrick sold his first painting, not thinking that it could turn it into a career. Fast forward 13 years later, Patrick has been running his own design business since 2014, creating all kinds of paintings and designs that have also been put onto and sold products all over the world!
“I don’t have all the pieces put together just yet, but my eye is on the prize”. Patrick is a new member to the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce family, which has led to partnerships with RBC, BMO, STAPLES Canada and Redwood Classics apparel. He is also the artist in residence to the Princes Trust Canada, which is a charity that operates to expand Indigenous language retention in Canada. His scarf collections have been purchased as gifts entities like Global Affairs Canada, and in 2016 was selected by web giant eBay Canada to do an apparel collection with proceeds from sales going to Indigenous charities.
The support from his hometown of Red Lake, ON has also had a great influence on the artist. It’s where his story began and it’s where he’ll always return to get recharged and inspired by the thick forests, beautiful lakes and rivers. Whenever home Patrick make’s it a point to teach art classes to the various schools in the area and maybe inspire the next generation of Woodland artists to answer the call of the art world.