He has gained acclaim widely and his works are represented in major corporate collections in North America and he is known internationally. Though he had many works commissioned and owned by government institutions he felt that Native artists must strive to reach beyond this support to reach a wider audience and breakthrough stereotypes of Native art. To this end he returned to the North in several trips to speak to young Native students about his art and his life.
"You have to have peace of mind to paint well and for that comfortable feeling you need to be able to pay the bills."
Skin Point Dancers