I am certified Native American artisan of Cree First Nations heritage who, for the past 40+ years, have been art-making and writing in my home studio. I am now residing within the beautiful bounderies of Minnesota with my family and pugs. As child expoloring the rich northeastern woodlands of the U.S. and Canada territory during the 1940-50's is where my spirit was exposed to a rich and varied environment that influences my artwork today.
This life has been a circular journey, through dark canvases to the open plains, a journey back to the beginning. My work can be found in museum, corporate and private collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
2015, Grand Prize for 2-D work Essential Art St. Cloud MN, 2013, Purchase Award, Miinesota Museum of American Art, 2012-13 Mini Sota, Reflections in time (traveling exhibition), 2012 Purchase Award Tweed Museum, 2011 Best in Show In the Spirit Native Contemporary Art Exhibit, 2009 Best in Show In the Spirit Native Contemporary Art Exhibit, 2007 winner of the Eiteljorg museum Annual Indian Market purchase award and 2008 first place winner in textiles.