Jean Marshall is an aboriginal from the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, known as Big Trout Lake First Nation, located approximately 450km northeast of Sioux Lookout Ontario and is accessible by air. Jean has lived in Thunder Bay most of her adult life. She graduated from the Port Arthur Collegiate Institute, and went on to Trent University in Peterborough Ontario, to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honors Program) Department of Native Studies and finally attended Confederation College in Thunder Bay to complete an Aboriginal Women in Skilled Trades (Welding).
Jean now focuses her talent in a wide array of intricate beadwork; her work includes small framed designs, such as floral patterns, feathers, butterflies and animal designs. She also does chair caning, stained glass, woodwork and most recently created her own greeting cards and silk-screened t-shirts and sweatshirts.
“My inspiration comes from the environment that surrounds me”
Framed beadwork designs are available in the gallery,