Kelly Cannell, Coast Salish (Musqueam First Nation)
Kelly Cannell is a young, emerging Coast Salish artist who from birth has been exposed to the endeavours and teachings of her mother Susan A. Point. Kelly has often helped her other with painting and woodcarving and as a result is becoming fluent with the use of Coast Salish traditional elements.
In 1999 Kelly was commissioned by Canadian Air to create an original logo for their team's t-shirts in the annual international world airline road race. In recent years Kelly has created several collaborative screen prints with Susan and has worked on a number of her own private commissions. She was selected as one of the successful entrants (along with Susan) in a competition to design new storm sewer covers for the City of Vancouver.
Most recently, Kelly's paddle was included in the exhibition Continuum: Vision and Creativity on the Northwest Coast, which was displayed at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver.