Aanii. Nangwaabiikwe dizh ne kaus.Pipigwen do dodem. Sheshegwaning doon-je-bah.
My name is Angela Benedict (Starbeam Woman) and I am a developing Ojibwe
artist from Sheshegwaning First Nation currently residing in Thunder Bay, Ontario
for the past nine (9) years. All my life I have been interested in various forms of
artwork whether it was a canvas painting, crafted regalia, music, or dance but by
far painting was what always drew my interest. Growing up I had very little access
to brushes, paints, and canvas due to my location, the cost of materials, lack of
available space, and the limited income of my family so it was not until 2010 that
I finally decided to purchase these items for myself and begin exploring the world
of acrylic painting.
I am a self-taught artist and the work I am currently doing is inspired by the people
in my life. I start each new piece with a friend, family member, or specific person in
my thoughts and continue thinking about them throughout the painting process. As
a result I am always happy with the final image. While I am still developing my own
style as an artist I would describe it as influenced by First Nations/Woodland styles
but with my own feminine twist to the colours, lines, and forms.