“You are the one who is divinely inspired to be the one to take the drawings to the world.” My mission came through Alma, from her Source of guidance, Aba, in 1972. At twenty-five I did not realize the implications; now, forty years later, I understand.
My grandfather died before I had the opportunity to know him. I heard he had a really tough life, and died a broken man on the streets of Vancouver. I did not know which band he came from or where he was born, and went on a journey to find some knowledge about his life.
My paintings and poetry celebrate, and bring to life, my love of my Coast Salish culture through beautiful images portraying the rich traditions and oral history of the First People of Canada.
Paintings that reflect individual soul searching, gratefulness, connecting to one another through nature and prayer. Although no religion is reflected in the paintings, viewers share a spiritual oneness. There is always a consistent flow of Aboriginal touches that reflect off each image.