Rolf Bouman was always fascinated Jay Bell Redbird´s art work and purchased many art pieces from Jay. As Jay discovered that Rolf had always been photographing many wildlife subjects and also had published wildlife books, he suggested to Rolf an art collaboration. Jay wanted to put Rolf´s very detailed wildlife subjects on large canvas pieces and paint the spiritual part of each animal into the photo. Jay and Rolf discovered that this was a very interesting and unique way of conveying messages. Rolf and Jay have been working on approx. 40 pieces together, some of which can be viewed here. Many more pieces are displayed at the Friends United Conventional International Center.
Rolf Bouman was born in 1966 in Germany and completed in Germany two trades as a licensed farmer and a licensed auto mechanic. In the late 80’s he immigrated to Canada and started working as a labourer, welder, pulp cutter, tree planter and interpreter for Real Estates brokers, Immigration Canada and various law firms. In the subsequent years he founded the first of his companies called Canadian Pioneer Estates Ltd. and became self-employed as a Real Estate waterfront developer with a focus on the Canadian East Coast, especially Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island. In the following years Mr. Bouman also took over an additional consulting company and incorporated a publishing company called (Ad)venture Canada Publishing Inc. which is focusing on business ventures and Canadian art, history and culture. Rolf Bouman is the founder of the “Friends United” initiative. A passionate advocate and supporter of First Nation´s culture and art, Rolf funds all his friends united activities through his Canadian corporate group, without any government assistance and political involvement. . With over 30 years of international business experience, Rolf´s goal is to help First Nation artists become self-sufficient entrepreneurs who are embraced as cultural ambassadors for their communities and country.