I was born in Bonnyville, Alberta in 1978. I was raised on the Cold Lake First Nations Reservation, where I lived all my life. A self-taught artist, I have always poured my heart and soul into my artistic pursuits. My interests include drawing, sketching, poetry, and writing.

I began promoting my art in 2011, with the love and support of my biggest fan, my wife, Tracey. Together we are raising our family, living life to the beat of our own drum. lol

My early life was cemented in family. I have drawn inspiration from my beloved Grandparents, who also helped to raise me. They instilled in me the morals and ethics I still holds dear today. My Grandmother is still alive today, the oldest Elder(Grandmother) on the reservation.

Much of my insperation comes from nature’s gifts, both in the animal kingdom, and all that grows around it. My artwork is influenced by traditional Native American art, but includes my own unique style, and attention to detail. The wolf shows up alot in my art, and is at the top of my totem. I am often times misunderstood just as the wolf is. I have to curb my wild side because I am human after all… But sometimes… Just sometimes I give in to the urges I have… fun times. We should all get wild once n a while lol!! Im also a good teacher and listener. I owe those gifts to the wolf that beats in my own heart. If you want to know what your animal spirits are telling you then listen!! lol

  • Joined: March 2011

Journal

I got an interview for an Arts Magazine!!

Very excited today. I was notified that an interview I did for an online Arts Magazine has published my interview! You can check it out here: / http://1stangel.co.UK/talkthetalk/Elliot-janvier/
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