Roy Thomas 1949 - 2004
“I am born an Ahnisnabae (People of the Land) artist. I know how to paint, the spirit of art and our Elders teach me what to paint.
It is not how I paint; it is what I paint that’s important. It is easier to paint experience than knowledge.
The spirit of art teaches me that the paintbrush comes from the hair of an animal and the handle of the paintbrush comes from the tree.
I would like to acknowledge my relatives for their wisdom of invention of the art material.
Being an artist completes my purpose in life, I am forever grateful” – Roy Thomas