New Beginnings

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; The bottom row. Next two together side by side: Justification and Sanctification; the next three building toward the top of the tree: Faith, Hope and Love. 8 pine cones representing also 7 days of Creation and the 8th cone represents new beginnings; the First day after the Sabot. Also 7 day hike in dry places and 8, again, new beginnings. The pine tree requires fire before it will open its cones to drop its seed thus we are refined in the furnace as silver and gold, our works as well will be tried by fire.                                          


Me at the Red Deer Art from the Streets Studio


Kachina Dreamer

acrylic on canvas: Thomas Francois

Star Beings

acrylic on canvas: Thomas Francois

Calling of the Wolf

acrylic on canvas: Thomas Francois

Shake Tent Elk Master

acrylic on canvas: Thomas Francois


Dr. Lynn Gehl Ph.D.

It has been quite awhile since I last posted. I had originally planned my next few posts to be a number of new pieces reflecting my own modern day interpretation of petroglyphs and petrographs. Pieces done in my favourite medium, acrylics on canvas; and those pieces do carry teachings that I have learned through story, teaching and ceremony.
Instead I have chosen to post a written piece about someone I consider to be an artiste accompli in her own right and in every sense of the word.
Meet Dr. Lynn Gehl Ph.D. a consummate Learner-researcher, thinker, writer, Black Face blogger, and an Indigenous human rights advocate for 27 years. I am proud of my association with her as Anishnaabeg. From the same community. Though we have never met in person, and our discussions somewhat brief, they were comprehensive in the matters we face in our lives as Indigenous Peoples; and so I want to promote her here on my personal blog. Hoping in my own humble way to assist her in her work.
Because of our discussions, and the respect I have gained for her, I felt that it is my honour to honour one our strongest warriors who, taken from her own biography, says it best:
"...She chooses to disseminate knowledge in meaningful ways to community members through the methods of oral and textual storytelling with all that is inherent such as experiential and heart knowledge. These ways of knowing, she believes, are valid forms of knowledge production that require equal space in the academy."
Because my blog is about art, and I believe that much of what she shares and does in her life is the highest form of art that exists, She deserves far more than I can give to her in a post at my modest blog. Please connect with her at the link on this page to her site. You will not be disappointed.

Thomas Francois
Nauniibwin Mishki Mukwa (Stand-up Medicine Bear)

Link Here or on my Links Tab:   Dr. Lynn Gehl Ph.D.


The Hunt

The Hunt acrlic on canvas


At the studio in front of my wall!


Speak Out: Men Hurt Too

Acrylic on Canvas Thomas Francois

Wet City

Wet City Acrylic on Canvas Thomas Francois

Lavender: The Lovers Hide

Acrylic on Canvas Thomas Francois

Speak Out: Family Violence

Acrylic on Canvas Thomas Francois

White Chaple:The Leather Apron (Stolen)

1888 Mitre Square: look if you want to really understand this one google the Canonical 5 of Jack. I love this one too much to sell without a contract..that's how it is.

Philosophical Surrealism (Stolen)

Philosophical Surrealism : Acrylic on canvas
Midnight Kiss


Light of the World:

acrylic on canvas

Passion's Cup:

acrlic on canvas

Harvest's Beauty:

acrylic on canvas


acrylic on canvas

The Window:

acrylic on canvas: A study on perspective and perception.

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Shepherd's Star:

Acrylic on canvas

Follow Me:

Acrylic on canvas


Acrylic on Canvas

Jacob's Well:

Acrylic on Canvas

Windswept Freedom 2:

Acrylic on canvas
Windswept Freedom, the first of  the two hangs at the Alberta Arts and Draft Supply Store. They have a link here as well. Of the two the first stylized impressionistic attempt to produce a reflection of The Group of Seven is my best.

The Last Supper:

Acrylic on canvas