I am a fortunate part of a long line of artists that continues with my children and my brother's child. I am a status member of the Beecher Bay First Nation on Vancouver Island, Canada. My art, either prints or originals can be found in many countries around the world but, living on the reserve, I rarely meet people. I used to take my art to powwows and art shows but too often, it cost me more than I made so I decided to stop doing that. A few people still found me, but I'm hoping this way proves to be valuable for you and for me. I have written two books, one a First Nations fiction and the other a guide to Ethnobotany (the traditional use of plants) for the North West Coast. I am a Ph.D. student in Curriculum Development and hope to graduate this year. I love photography and when I am fortunate to do any traveling, I take many photos of the beauty of the plants and the environment - seldom of people. I enjoy learning and teaching ethnobotany and taking people on tours of local plants and teaching about their use and I also enjoy digging up our family history. I often work on environmental restoration projects and enjoy this work very much.