This beautiful porcelain mug was designed by Chipewyan Artist John Rombough. Enjoy your favorite drink with the soothing art of one of Canada's most prestigious Native American artists. The title of this painting The Bear means: "On an early spring morning, the bear in his elements is walking along side grandfather rocks. As the Ancestors watch over the land, the ravens welcome the bear from a long winters nap." Each fine porcelain mug comes with a specially designed box that features the artwork and its descriptions. They stack up nicely and make a spectacular presentation. Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Designed In Canada by John Rombough
Chipewyan Dene artist John Rombough was born in the remote community of Sioux Lookout in Northern Ontario, Canada. At the age of three, John was adopted by Carol and Lyall Rombough, a Prince Edward Island couple. He attributes his early interest in drawing and painting to being raised in their giving and artistic environment.
John is a self-taught contemporary woodland painter. He uses strong supporting black lines and vibrant colours. His main mentors are artists such as Ojibwe Norval Morrisseau, the grandfather of contemporary woodland style, and those from the ‘Native Group of Seven’.
John Rombough’s painting style has since changed to reflect the harmony of the Dene people with the natural world. His distinctive modern aboriginal designs encompass his own personal visions and strong connection with nature. John’s paintings communicate to all nations through visual interpretation and brilliantly mixed colours. His art sends the message of compassion and respect.
John Rombough is recognized as a role model throughout Northwest Territories and takes his role very seriously. His paintings are instrumental in conveying a message to the youth, a message of encouragement, leadership, strength, will power, and determination. New cultural discoveries continue to provide him with an inexhaustible reservoir of ideas to put to canvas.