James Wedzin


James Wedzin is a Tlîchô artist from Behchokö, Northwest Territories. As a small child in Behchokö, he was raised by his grandmother. He watched her make intricate beadwork for hours, and she encouraged his interest in traditional art. James praises his grandmother for inspiring him.

James started making art at age four and soon developed his own style. At age fourteen, he started selling his creations and became a full-time artist. Today, his work can be found in many galleries and private collections. He is well known in Canada for his depictions of northern landscapes, animals and the northern lights.