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Leslie Wells

Coast Salish
 
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Leslie Wells

Coast Salish
 

Leslie was born in 1961 and raised on the Semiahmoo First Nations Reserve, a district of White Rock, British Columbia.   

Since his youth, Leslie has been interested in preserving his hereditary Salish culture through art. He has always known that he wanted to be a professional artist. Leslie’s passion for native artist has driven him to pursue guidance from some of the most well-known First Nation’s artists on the coast.

In 1981, Leslie took a 6 month silkscreen course at the Vancouver Friendship Centre, with esteemed print artist Opie. From 1998 to 2002, Leslie had the privilege of apprenticing under Robert Davidson. During this time, they worked on a large totem pole which is now installed at the White Rock harbourfront.  

Most recently Leslie adapted his Northwest Coast design skills into the form of jewelry. For the past four years, Leslie has been creating jewelry under the tutelage of Dan Wallace. Dan Wallace led the Jewelry Arts Program at the Native Education College in Vancouver. His repertoire includes bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants.  

Currently, Leslie works full time as an artist and is represented in galleries in Canada and the United States.

GROUP EXHIBTIONS:

2011 "Coast Salish Masterworks", Coastal Peoples Gallery

             Vancouver, BC, Canada


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