Jacob Hokanson's dynamic work involves bold acrylics on vast canvases. His imagery is archetypal, at times hallucinatory and draws from the collective history of tribal spirit-work. He treats each of his works as an opportunity to gain insight in to his life and his world and accompanies each piece with a treatise on what he perceives is happening. Hokanson trained briefly at the Alberta College of Art & Design and Grande Prairie Regional College and is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. He is a restauranteur in Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, and lives in the region with his wife and two young children.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division