I have been a Visual Artist most of my journey and very grateful for how much I’m learning every day. In the past I have been a part of many projects, big and small. I have apprenticed under the Artist Peter George, Wet’suwet’en Master Carver, and I had the honour to be a part of a 16x4ft red cedar carving which is hung in the lobby of University Hospital of Northern B.C. in Prince George. I have also completed murals and carvings for the community of Prince George, learning and sharing as much as I can. I also have attended the En’owkin Centre for 2 years adding to this gift in which I’m truly grateful for, Attending the N.A.P.A.T. National Aboriginal Professional Artists Training has brought a lot my way, I currently have gotten my first book published “The Salmon Run” through this amazing program. I’ve been sharing the gift of Art through workshops and class sessions… sharing this gift for all who want to learn. I love to see our future leaders grow and very honoured to be a part of their journey in a good way.
There’s a variety of Art works that are a part of me and they are: drawing, painting, carving, drum making, rattle making, logos, mirror etching, tattoos and graphic/digital art. Most of the work I do is custom ordered and I love working with all who want to learn, all of this is revolved around who I am as a Cree and Dakelh Artist. Art is my way of life… I need art in my journey on a daily basis to keep my Heart, Mind and Spirit in balance.
(You have honoured me)
Clayton Gauthier Cree/Dakelh Artist