June 10, 1977
Prince Rupert, BC
Colin Morrison has been an artist since he was very young, but only began painting when he was 18 years old. His first instructor was Russell Mather Jr., from whom he learned more about carving. At the suggestion of his instructor, Colin began studying at the Freda Diesing School from artists such as Ken Niel, Stan Bevan, and Dempsey Bob, and graduated in 2011. He has completed three signs outside of Terrace Library in BC, as well as other private commissions. Colin considers his work to be both traditional and contemporary, and strives to use it in a new way without losing the tradition and culture of the Northwest Coast art form.