Wim Tewinkel was born in Holland but has lived most of his life in Canada, immigrating here in 1972. Although educated as a forester he now spends most of his time painting, taking photographs and experimenting with merging the two.
You’ll spot his distinctive sign on the side of the road – a black raven. If you ask him why he chose this name he’ll tell you to go out onto the road and listen – mysterious.
His studio is attached to his home and you’ll see straight away that Wim likes variety in his life. In one corner of the room the amber eyes of a lynx photographed in the snow peer out, abstract paintings hang on a pole a stunning mix of vibrant colours, and a three-part image of a woman flexing her bicep leans against the wall. The smell of bee’s wax hangs in the air for his encaustic paintings – he really is an artist who refuses to be contained and a visit to a studio is certainly an exciting experience.
He has also published a photo book called Salish Elders, which shares the stories of twenty-one Interior Salish elders from Mount Currie, Samahquam and N’Quatqua First Nations.
wimtewinkel.com * (1) 604 452 2364 * firstname.lastname@example.org * 8746 Pemberton Portage Road