I have been a Visual Artist most of my journey and very grateful for how much Iâ€™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, Wetâ€™suwetâ€™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 Enâ€™owkin Centre for 2 years adding to this gift in which Iâ€™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 â€œThe Salmon Runâ€ through this amazing program. Iâ€™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.
Thereâ€™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 lifeâ€¦ 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