Peter John Mitchell

One original hand-carved sculpture by Inuit artist, ___. One ___ carved out of serpentine.

Born in 1962 (Ft. McPherson, Northwest Territories)

Peter John Mitchell is a self taught artist from a small Mackenzie Delta Town born in a family of six. After drawing for some time, Peter Mitchell learned how to carve, which helped him become a lot more detailed in his style and movement. In fact, between 1982 and 1983, Mitchell started drawing and carving. He then moved to Yellowknife in order to further his carving abilities by working next to other sculptors. With time Mitchell learned how to use electric tools.

Peter John can now add a lot more detail and work with harder stones or materials such as soapstone, whale bone, moose and caribou antler and ivory.

Carving helps Peter John Mitchell to provide for his family of five as well as for his five grandchildren.