Born 1976, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Jody Broomfield is a young and talented Coast Salish artist. His family come from the villages of Eslha7an (Uslahawn) & St'a7mes (Stawamus) and carry the Double Headed Sea Serpent crest. Broomfield began sketching and drawing at a young age. He started carving in 1999, after observing the work of his uncles, Jim Paul and Dave Nahanee for many years. He has been commissioned to paint several public projects for the city of North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Downtown Vancouver including a mural for his former High School, Carson Graham in North Vancouver, and he has done design work for the Squamish Nation Recreation Centre.
Broomfield completed an eight year apprenticeship under Klatle-Bhi, a well-known Kwakwaka'wakw/Coast Salish artist, and has also received guidance from fellow artists T. Richard Baker and Ray Natrall. He has assisted in several projects such as totems, wall panels, doors and large masks, with several artists. From this experience Broomfield has been able to accomplish several solo projects and has worked with the Royal Canadian Mint, Tom Lee Music, BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympics Games. For the Vancouver Olympics he made the Four Host First Nations logo which was also turned into a commemorative $75 coin by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Broomfield works in a variety of media including wood, glass, metals, clothing, jewelry, paintings, and prints. His work may be found in public and private collections throughout the world.