Trace Yeomans was born on Haida Gwaii to a Haida mother and a Ukrainian father. She has been an artist for most of her life, prompting her to pursue this passion throughout high school, and to acquire post-secondary training. Her passion has always been painting but she is also known for her beautiful Dance Regalia with appliqued Haida designs and fabric art techniques, some of which are displayed in museums around the world.
Trace has frequently worked with her husband, Don Yeomans, combining their respective skills to create unique and critically acclaimed artwork, examples of which can be seen in her fabric art and paintings. She has also worked alongside him painting and carving on several totem pole commissions, including the monumental poles in the rotunda of the Vancouver International Airport. Trace has explored many mediums during her art career but always circles back to her first love – oil painting.
Trace and Don have passed down their creative skills to their children, Kyran and Crystal. Both of their children are now independent artists, recognized in their own right. Their son for his film work and their daughter for her fashion design.
For more details on her Exhibitions, Public Commissions and Permanent Collection, please contact us directly.
Ultra-suede appliqué on Individual Canvas boards, Set of 4
The powerful, human-like Bear symbolizes courage, strength, authority and learned humility. Legend tells of a chief’s daughter abducted by a bear whom she subsequently marries and gives birth to twin cubs. The Bear Mother image is commonly depicted feeding human children.
17.75 x 17.75 x 2″ each