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Paul, Chris (b. 1969) Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Saanich (WSÁNEĆ), Tsartlip

A member of the Tsartlip Nation, of the Saanich Nation, Chris Paul is an artist whose work reflects his deep understanding of his cultural traditions and stories. He has immersed himself in the study of Coast Salish art forms and his work reflects the influence of prominent Coast Salish artists such as Susan Point, Charles Elliott and Floyd Joseph, Joseph, who Paul worked with as an apprentice in 1995, inspired his drive to be a well-known artist. Paul has also apprenticed with prominent artist Roy Henry Vickers. Combining both traditional and contemporary elements, Chris Paul's work reflects a style all his own.