Artist • Illustrator • Digital Designer

Contemporary Indigenous Artist

Tom Spetter is a West Coast nuučaan̓uɫ (Nuu-chah-nulth) artist from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

Tom is a highly versatile artist who seamlessly blends traditional and modern styles to create his unique approach to contemporary Indigenous art, photo manipulation, 3D rendering, and motion graphics.

His deep passion for the craft is evident in his work, which features captivating visual narratives that tell compelling stories.

Tom standing in front of his print 'Raven Steals Fire from the Sun'

With a career spanning several decades, Tom has honed his skills as an illustrator, commercial artist, and designer.

His experience covers a diverse range of projects, from aircraft art and vehicle wraps to marathon sportswear, animated videos, comic strips, books, magazines, advertisements, storefronts, and websites.

Tom's artistic approach is a fusion of traditional media, digital technology, and his culture, resulting in stunning and intricate compositions that showcase his immense versatility and unbridled creativity. He is highly respected in the art world for his unique perspective and dedication to the craft.

Tom is a Malaspina/VIU alumnus and currently holds the position of Lead Designer at Animikii. His home is located on the traditional territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lkwungen, Songhees, and Esquimalt) Peoples of the Coast Salish Nation, commonly known as Victoria, British Columbia. Tom profoundly respects and honours the culture and land of this area.

Contemporary Indigenous Art

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Nuu-Chah-Nulth Art

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Commissioned Work

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Just For Fun

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