16' Drum Traditional Formline Drum-Painted Over Entire Skin By Josh Davidson
Josh Davidson, Haida artist draws, sketches and paints traditional First Nations art and life-like forms using a variety of mediums.
He paints directly on the animal hide canvas to make drums. All of his work is completed by hand.
The full-time artist was apprenticed into the art by his uncles and step-dad who were traditional artists and taught him from an early age.
“I’ve always drawn, since I was about five years old. I started to gain an interest in Native art when I was 12 or 13, ” said Davidson, who has been an artist more than 30 years.