“Killer Whale Design”
18 oz. Signature Mug
by Artist Richard Shorty
Artist: Richard Shorty
These mugs feature Authentic Indigenous Art
With the artist’s signature on the inside of mug
Mugs are 18 oz. (560ml) capacity
Individually boxed for protection
The Artist’s biography on the back of the box
All artists or copyright holders are paid a royalty for the sale of each product
Mugs are 18oz. (560ml)
Dishwasher and microwave safe
Made of fine china, Ink
Item Size: 14 x 10.5 x 11.5 cm
Item Weight: 425g
Box Size: 15 x 12 x 13 cm
Box Weight: 530g
Designed in Canada
Made in China
Artist: Richard Shorty – Northern Tutchone Nation, Yukon
Cultural Background: Northern Tutchone Nation, Yukon
Richard was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in 1959 and belongs to Northern Tutchone Tribe. Richard is a self taught artist. He originally started painting wildlife at an early age along with painting his favorite rock star or sports idol. In 1978, Richard moved to Vancouver.
In the early 1980’s, Richard started painting West Coast Native design and soon developed his own distinct, style, using the wildlife form of the animal and adding his native design on the inside of the form. By now, stores were asking for and purchasing his work.
Over the years, Richard has moved around – Vancouver Island, Richmond, Whitehorse, always returning to Vancouver. Today, Richard is one of the most sought after Native artists, with works in many galleries throughout. He is very versatile, working on drums, paddles, masks, rattles in addition to his paintings. His pieces are collected internationally.