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The type of artwork I do is sometimes traditional and contemporary and at times a mixture of both. Whatever is available to me, I create art with any medium that I can use. Whether it's paints, graphite and coloured pencils, water colours, beads, moose hide, leather, fur, embroidery yarns, fabrics and a sewing machine, metal rings, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe LightRoom, my Canon camera, iMovie, Splice, Final Cut, my computer and vast collections of sketchbooks and notebooks, I would want to create art in any way and basically everyday.
I learned how to bead, sew, make crafts and bark basket making back home in Wemindji from my mother, aunts, Grandmother, friends and local artisan women at the Gathering/Cultural Center.
I find inspiration from my dreams, personal experiences, songs, Cree legends, and everyday observations.
I have studied Creative Arts, Visual Arts, and Studio Arts at john Abbott College, Dawson College and Concordia University. I have also had some media and vocal training and acting lessons either on location at a training centre or online.
I am still fairly an amateur but I have started dancing the fancy dance style for Powwows and last year I was asked to perform for a celebration during National Aboriginal Day in Montreal. Other skills I have learned but wish to practice more is wood and metal sculpture works and ceramic works.
I have won an Youth Recognition award for the Arts Category and I also won an Art Scholarship award when I graduated Dawson College.
I make designs and sell them on Society6 website and Redbubble site. For Paintings, Photos, Drawings, crafts, etc, I reach out to people either locally in my community (Wemindji) or in Montreal.
Cree Media CBC had shared one of my videos and one of my photos on their Facebook page and recently Maamuitaau had visited my home and filmed some of my work.
I have sold artwork to the Cree School Board PSSS employees (Montreal, Chisasibi, Mistissini), Cree Nation of Wemindji Band Office, friends and family, tourists in Montreal and Wemindji.
One of the interesting things I can think of is two celebrities actually own my dreamcatchers: Megadeth Lead singer, Dave Mustaine and Horror Actor Icon Robert Englund.