Contemporary Indigenous Artist

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

Tom explores and combines traditional and contemporary styles, creating his unique approach to contemporary Indigenous art, photo manipulation, 3D rendering and motion graphics.

Incorporating traditional media, digital technology, culture, and his genuine passion for art, Tom examines the current world we live in, while creating visual narratives. Tom Spetter is known for his photographic-like compositions, clean line forms and pushing boundaries in pursuit of continual growth.

Developing a passion for art at an early age in elementary school, he has honed his skills working as an illustrator, commercial artist and graphic designer over the last three decades. His work there can be seen adorning the crests of over hundreds of thousands of runners for the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon over the past thirteen years, as well as in the skies accompanying Gulf Island Sea Planes, on the ground, branding communities and amongst countless books, magazines, advertisements, storefronts and websites.

As a graduate of Vancouver Island University, Tom is the Lead Designer at Animikii and resides in Victoria, British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lkwungen, Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.

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Nuu-Chah-Nulth Art

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