My Biography...

I was born in Etobicoke, Ontario and from an early age had a strong connection to Norval Morrisseau's Woodlands style. I began to study his work in depth from about the age of 15. Soon after I travelled back to my roots in Northern Ontario, and believe the Creator brought me together with Norval and some of his close family. At the age of 17 I was blessed to spend time with Norval himself. I was incredibly inspired by his art but would not realize my calling for many years to come. After moving to North Vancouver in 1991 some years passed but my connection with Norval's art, and my Ojibway culture stayed strong. After Norval chose to share his gift with his nephew, some time passed and his nephew decided that I too was being called to paint this amazing style. I was not sure I had the talent to paint. Then, several years ago, Norval came to me in two very powerful dreams. He stood behind me as I painted and was giving direction and guidance to both his nephew and I. I awoke and knew in my heart that it was time to pick up the paint brush again. Ever since, I have been painting with beautiful bright colours in the style that was taught to me. My inspiration and strong desire is to bring healing and joy through colorful images, passing on teachings and stories that have been passed to me.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

72"x48" "Journey of the Merman" original acrylic on canvas

"Family Love"

This 72"x48" original acrylic on canvas honours our family connection and interconnectedness to all things living.  The ancestors at the top of the piece are blessing our family connection from the spirit world.  The seven leaves honour our sacred grandfather teachings.  The wolf represents connection and unity and its colour is in each family member.  Loons represent balance and harmony within the family and amongst all living things.

"Sharing Our Seven Sacred Grandfather Teachings"

In this piece each animal represents one of our seven sacred teachings: Truth, Humility, Honesty, Wisdom, Love, Respect and Courage. This piece is a 72"x48" original acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Honouring Lifegivers"

I painted this 30"x40" piece to honour women and birth. The seven flowers in this piece represent the seven sacred teachings: Honesty, humility, truth, courage, wisdom, respect and love.  The four lines in the inner detail honour the four directions.  The loons represent balance and harmony.