Onni Nordman, a Sydney native, studied at NSCAD. He has exhibited widely across the province in group and solo shows. Recently he had solo shows in Germany, Finland and the USA. He is well known in Cape Breton as an active member of the creative community, acting as instructor at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, participating in local arts initiatives, mentoring and supporting colleagues and aspiring artists. His work sets a high standard of creativity and skill, informed by his deep knowledge and understanding of art history and practices.