The native art at the ranch adds just a little more of that intangible feeling, that Echo Valley spirit, to our resort. Visible throughout the property, with buildings that are a work of art in themselves and a spirit horse to greet you when you arrive, it fits into the landscape perfectly, naturally. The Lookout Lodge features two large exterior murals, created by esteemed indigenous artist Teddy Mahood
of the Gitxan band of the Tsiamshian Nation. Teddy's art is visible throughout the ranch, he and his wife Laurie created several pieces during a year-long project. In addition to the 640 sqft exterior mural on the Lookout Lodge, they also created an interior mural around the fireplace in the Lobby, as well as a custom Falcon Totem Pole in the same location. The mural inside the Dove Lodge - behind the mountain lion - as well as the larger-than-life Echo Valley logo on the barn were also created by Laurie and Teddy.
Even every single guest room now hosts a work of art: the map of our Echo Valley "village". It's one of the more recent works of Michael Blackstock, our resident artist and a member of the extended Echo Valley Ranch & Spa family.
Michael began exploring his First Nations heritage through visual art in 1986. He is a Northwest coast Gitxsan artist and has studied under the Gitxsan Master Carver, Walter Harris, who won the Governor General's award for his artistic contribution to Canada. Michael expresses his vision through paintings, carvings and photography. Pacific Editions of Victoria has printed Michael's work over the past 20 years, and he has sold his prints in galleries which include: Hills, Inuit, Ksan, Prince George Friendship Centre, and Hummingbird.
To learn more about Michael and his work, please download the Guests' Guide to Artwork below:
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