My artistic production is influenced by, focused on or somehow related to my obsession with tattooing. Whether I am working with traditional mediums like oil, watercolor, graphite or experimenting with mixed media collage, new media, video or tattooing on the canvas of the human body my work speaks too, from, about or includes tattoos, tattooing or tattooed people.



Check out my latest paintings, check back often as I will be constantly sharing my latest works.

David Yelthmow Haida Thunderbird

Oil on Canvas 40 inches by 60 inches


L. Frank Holding Hands Across Time

Oil on Canvas 36 inches by 48 inches


Looking into the Future Maori Moko Kauae

Oil on Canvas 36 inches by 48 inches


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Honor, Challenge, and Transform.


Indigenous Tattoo Portraits

This series of oil paintings highlights figures from historic and contemporary Indigenous tattooing.


Ethnographic Tattoo Stencils

The lifeless sketches of ethnographers, explorers, traders and missionaries come to life in this series colorful aerosol and stencil works.


Salish and Formline Art

Prints, paintings and drawings inspired by formline, Coastal and Interior Salish artistic traditions.


Video, Installation, and Performance

In this section I will present the many performances, video and instillation works I have produced.


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    Joanna McLellan


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