bwyse art of preservation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Salish Artist: B. Wyse

Bring home the spirit.

Coast Salish Aboriginal artist featuring the Halkomelem language

paintings, designs, gift products and educational programs


Canadian Salish Aboriginal Artist: B. Wyse, (bon graham-krulicki) lives on the Pacific Coast of B.C. Her paintings, designs and prints are inspired by the richness of her aboriginal ancestry and a strong desire to preserve aboriginal language through her art.  “My designs are a tribute to my heritage, to language and the environment, life and culture, the physical and spiritual power it embraces.” She has dedicated years to the creation of inspirational art and designs and works closely with respected elders and fluent speakers for guidance and inspiration. Bonny continues to expand her word and phrase designs, paintings, products and educational programs through which to share her art and culture as a Canadian Aboriginal language artist.

A professional graphic artist for more than 25 years, Bonny has earned national recognition, and her designs showcased at the Peace Hills Trust Aboriginal Art contest, Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics, Dreamcatchers Charitable Foundation Big Idea finalist, YES Vancouver NRT symposium, in The Stó:lõ Resource Centre and Chilliwack General ER, UFV, and with Native Women’s Association of Canada, Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, school and community programs, and various media features.

Halkomelem (also Halq’eméylem, Hun’qumi’num and Hul’q’umín’um indigenous to S.W. B.C.) is an ancient, verbal and expressive language borne of the rich spirituality and aboriginal culture of the region and has been been on the brink of extinction and the artists vision is to bring awareness and contribution to its revival through her art products and programs.

Bon’s product line including professional gift products including cards and prints as well as original paintings and limited prints can be found at select gift shops, galleries, museums and cultural centres or online. Please feel free to contact Bon for ordering, carrying her products line or further information about her collaborative school programs.

b. wyse original coast salish designs

email:   •  phone:  604-316-4866   facebook: bwyse halkomelem art • twitter: bwyse_ca


photo: Jenna Hauck