A three-time Juno winning musician with multiple gold records, Tom Wilson has written for and recorded songs with Sarah McLachlan, City and Colour, Jason Isbell, Colin James, Lucinda Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mavis Staples and The Rankin Family, to name a few.
The discovery of his true heritage and the culture that it carries now informs all of his art and especially his painting. His exhibition at Hatch Gallery will feature his most heartfelt exploration of imagery that tells the story that he has only begun to uncover. “My art is a continuation of my long way home,” Tom says. “It is my way of showing honour and respect to a culture that I’m just shaking hands with.” Since authenticity is Tom’s calling card in all things, his paintings are in the same vein of truth-telling, story-sharing and heart-stirring as his other art. As Tom states, “My truth was hidden from me – I was born a Mohawk baby, and finally I’m becoming a Mohawk man.”