Living in Vancouver, B.C. Richard Shorty has been an artist since 1965. Born in Whitehorse, Yukon, he started his career with portraits of rock stars, wildlife and scenic realism.
In 1980 with his artistic abilities maturing, he began Native designs. His unique style combines elements of traditional and contemporay design. Richard is a versatile artist having worked on drums, paddles, masks and rattles. His pieces are collected nationwide.