Patrick Cheechoo

Patrick Cheechoo

Pat Cheechoo is Mushkegowuk from Constance Lake First Nation, Ontario. He is a visual artist whose paintings are a combination of traditional and contemporary art styles.

He has been a self-taught artist for 30 years and greatly influenced by his aunt and uncle, artists Shirley Cheechoo and Blake Debassige. He has also worked alongside other Indigenous artists, sharing ideas and techniques.

Pat draws inspiration from a variety of sources such as family memories, being out on the land, hunting, fishing, trapping and ceremony. He is also inspired by the seasons such as spring, with birds being a favourite theme or the fall moose hunt.

In recent years, Pat has created mini-paintings which have rekindled his love for painting, and also made his work affordable to more customers. His next new challenge is creating large-scale paintings.