Born in Whitehorse Yukon, Richard Shorty has been an artist since 1965. He started his career with portraits of rock stars, wildlife and scenic realism. In 1980, with his artistic abilities maturing, he began Native design. His unique style combines elements of traditional design and modernism while his use of color gives his work an unexpected vitality. Richard is a versatile artist working with a number of mediums including designs on drums, paddles, masks and rattles. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC and is pieces are collected nationwide.
“Working with CAP all these years has been a good experience. CAP is a reputable company and their staff is professional and friendly. They continue to provide me with personal attention and great service. They’ve been easy to work with. Thank you for all the art work you have published for me over the years, and the years to come.” ~ Richard Shorty
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