Arlene Ness

Arlene Ness is a multi-talented Northwest Coast artist.

Like other female First Nations artists she works in different mediums – wood, silver, stained glass, ink and water colour.

Ness graduated from the prestigious Kitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Art and the Freda Diesing School of Art

She apprenticed under the renowned Gitxsan jeweller and carver Earl Muldon.

Arlene has a singular focus – make art that reflects her love of nature, reflects her culture and ancestors.

She has participated in major public art projects, the Kitselas Canyon Totem Poles and the Art Plan for the Hazelton Northwest College campus.

Arlene began her Art journey – doing portraits in pencil, pen and ink and then going beyond – paintings and watercolours.

She has had showings at art galleries in Canada and the United States.

Her carvings capture a moment in time, interpret experiences, history and legend – all in the context of her Gitxsan ancestry.