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Kevin Pee-ace

Kevin was born in Kelvington SK and is a member of the Yellowquill First Nation.

He completed a fine arts studio diploma program from UCFV Abbotsford in British Columbia and has explored various programs in art history, archaeology, anthropology and native studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Kevin's current works, often depicting mother and child with floral motifs, emphasize the importance of family, tradition and respect for his culture and heritage. He says, "These paintings are a triburte to my mother, who was my guide, my grandmother for her strength in cultural beliefs, and my children for the inspiration they give me."

Kevin has been very much influenced by his uncle, Jerry Whitehead, who helped him launch his career.

Through his style of painting, Kevin has been able to do collaborative mural projects with various schools throughout Saskatchewan. He also participated in the norther Saskatchewan International Children's Festival where he was showcased in the "First Peoples" village. The success of the 'floral-children' style recently captured second place in the annual Peace hills Art Contest in 2003.

Kevin Pee-ace's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the University of Saskatchewan, the Royal University Hospital and other prominent collections, both public and private.

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