Moses Lunham is a First Nations artist (Ojibway) from the community of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. He draws upon his heritage for inspiration. “When I was young, my parents would teach me many traditional First Nations arts and crafts. We would then travel to many pow wows in southwestern Ontario and Michigan to exhibit our work.”
Throughout his schooling, Moses honed his skill and creativity and was recognized as an artist at an early age. Moses decided to study graphic arts at Fanshawe College (London) and graduated in 1990. He worked in the graphic arts field for 10 years.
It was during this time, Moses decided to reconnect with his culture and rediscover his passion for painting. “I wanted to refocus my energy in a positive way. What better way than by learning about your culture and interpreting it through your art.”
Moses has exhibited his work in a few group and solo shows in the Sarnia and London regions. As well, Moses still follows the pow wow trail throughout the summer months with his art.”My work is a reflection of my people (Anishnaabe), their spirituality and ideology.”