VIDEO: A unique exhibition by self-taught Canadian born artist Stephen Davison has gone on show in Warrington featuring the traditions of the First Nations people that have inspired him for the past 25 years.
Now resident in Appleton, Warrington, Stephen spends six months of the year in near isolation on fire watch duty in the Rocky Mountains, where he finds time to do his paintings.
He had a desire to bring to England a touch of the art and traditions of the native Indians who have inspired him on a remarkable journey, which included divorcing his first wife, moving back to
Canada, re-marrying, divorcing again and then reconnecting with his England based family, with his former wife now his partner!
Stephen grew up in Northern Canada, surrounded by Indian Reservations.
“I grew up hearing their stories which inspired me,” said Stephen. “I have read about their history and studied them and they have been my inspiration.
“I work on a fire lookout in the Rocky Mountains watching out for forest fires. I am isolated for up to five months which is when I find the time to do my paintings, inspired by the backdrop of the Rockies!”
The exhibition continues at Picturesq in Latchford village until Saturday March 10.
Indian artifacts within the exhibition have been kindly loaned by another Appleton resident Elizabeth Benson.