Linus Woods

b.1967, Dakota/Ojibway, Long Plain First Nation, Manitoba

Drawing on the oral traditions, dreams, stories, and legends of his ancestors, Linus Woods creates paintings that are expressions and extensions of his spiritual journey. Interpreted through his own sense of humour, the viewer can see the profound influence of nature and his surroundings on the Long Plain Reserve. Working primarily in acrylics, oils and collage on canvas, Linus’ use of geometric shapes and mastery of colour allow his unique and unmistakable style to materialize. His layered compositions flirt between the dreamy haze of memory, the swift actions of the present, and the dim ambiguity of the future.

Though he is largely a self-taught artist, Linus has studied at Brandon University and with artists such as Jane Ash Poitras. He is a past winner of the Peace Hills Trust Company Art Competition and has exhibited across Canada and internationally. His work in held in the collections of the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, the Canada Council Art Bank, Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.


Rider with Rifle

Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 30



Untitled - Three Musk Ox

Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 36

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