Recent Works

'Unconditional',  

now at Ukama Gallery,

Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

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Dance of Eagles; IceBear's contribution to the Truth and Reconciliation process: a sculpture representing the need for all in the family of Canada to come together, to find a balance, to know when to let go of old animosities, and soar to new heights, side by side, as a united nation.

Protecting the Spirit

Original acrylic on canvas

Ukama Gallery,  Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

artist Chris Johnston, Chris Johnson, 

IceBear, contemporary native art, painting, sculpture

abstract, impressionistic, bas relief,


IceBear has titled this new series of paintings simply, "Fields" and says there will be about 20 when the series is complete. Designed to be an impression of a time, place or emotion, they convey no specific message. It is up to the viewer to find and interpret a message if they choose. The artist is not going to share his words on these.. Each, 40 x 44, acrylic on canvas. Here are the first three, on the left, Tundra, below it, Fires Burning, and just below this box, Grieg's Field. It was titled because the day the artist started work on this series, the CBC was doing an entire program of Grieg's beautiful music. 

‚ÄčEmail the artist:  icebear at shaw.ca

These paintings are all available through our galleries, or if you are not near any representing gallery, by contacting the artist directly via the link below. 

Welcome to IceBear's new online art portfolio, we hope to grow it over the next few weeks and months.  Only a small portion of IceBear art from over the years is here at the moment, we welcome inquiries about additional paintings and sculpture.


IceBear is a Canadian aboriginal artist, Ojibway by birth, from the Cape Croker Reserve in Ontario. His paintings are non traditional, powerful, contemporary acrylic on canvas. They run the gamut from impressionistic nature creations to large mystical abstracts often filled with faces and creatures, visible only to those with the eyes and imagination to find them.

Etude II: Origins

Mixed media high relief on canvas, 3' x 6'

shown here at Ukama Gallery,

Granville Island, Vancouver, BC