Veran states: "My work, which frequently includes representations of nature, and peace among the peoples of our world; promotes a sense of harmony. Inspiration is drawn from divergent elements in the environment. My art, through painting and pottery, gives a voice to the various aspects of nature."
Veran's images are derived from a traditionalist base, however he brings Native art and imagery into the 21st century, showing that Native art is not dead or stagnant, rather, it is alive and vibrant! Through his work Veran wishes to promote harmony among the four tribes of the world.
Veran Pardeahtan is of Russian-Canadian and Apache stock. Growing from his youth on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona, he came to Canada to live with his mother. Together they traveled extensively. Veran enlisted and served in the Canadian Armed Forces for nearly five years upon completion of high school. He then left the service to pursue his creative and artistic potential and his native roots. In 1989, Veran decided to complete his education and entered the Fine Arts Program at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.