Chipewayan Dene artist John Rombough was born in the remote community of Sioux Lookout in Northern Ontario, Canada. At the age of three, John was adopted by Carol and Lyall Rombough, a Prince Edward Island couple. He attributes his early interest in drawing and painting to being raised in their giving and artistic environment.
As a young adult John began the search for his birth parents. He discovered his biological father, Alfred Catholique, living in the tiny community of Lutselk’e on the shores of Great Slave Lake in Canada’s pristine Northwest Territories. Warmly welcomed by all the Catholique family, John decided to move to the community in order to rediscover his cultural identity.
John Rombough’s painting style has since changed to reflect the harmony of the Dene peoples and the natural world. His distinctive modern aboriginal designs also encompass his own personal visions and strong connection with nature. New cultural discoveries continue to provide him with an inexhaustible reservoir of ideas to put to canvas. John’s paintings are increasingly well received by collectors and corporations alike.