Doug Limòn, American Indian artist

Limòn is an area artist, a descendant of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. He and his wife Rachel are both artists; Doug learning bead looming from his mother at age five, and later learning appliqué on paper style of beading. White Bear Press recently published an article about the Limòns, including pictures of one of his turtle medallions, and the cradleboard for which he won a blue ribbon at last year’s Minnesota State Fair.

I saw Limòn’s work at the recently closed Ancient Trader’s Gallery in Minneapolis perhaps three years ago. There were several of his turtle medallions on display — I love the image, his choice for the center, and his work is immaculate. I purchased one of the notecards, still in its plastic wrapping for me to admire.

Enjoy images of Limòn’s medallions at his mnartists.org page, and see his cards for sale at Indian Country Expressions. The one I purchased is all shades of red, with a red heart medal for the center of the turtle — I see different ones in the store now.

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