"Sometimes the lines I draw behind my eyes fold up and become a thumprint, falling like the rain."
As a formally trained artist, I've enjoyed the luxury of appreciation of the arts throughout my life. The written word, performances, culinary and music are just a few that I have been blessed to cruise around in to enjoy. However, my greatest enjoyment has been the visual arts. Being able to immerse myself into my creations where the hours pass by unnoticed is something that I absolutely love and crave.
Our world around us is highly visible, and inspiration is both overwhelming and humbling. I am exposed to artwork by other artists on a daily basis, which is challenging and pushes me to find my own path. I also come from a rural area with a beautifully eclectic family, which offers me a reminder of how simple life really is.
b. 1978, Acho Dene Koe
Lives and works on Vancouver Island
2015 - “Women First – Celebrating Traditional and Contemporary Female Aboriginal Artists
Cowichan Valley Arts Council, Duncan, B.C.
2015 Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show, Duncan, B.C.
2013 Victoria Emerging Art Awards, Victoria,B.C.
2013 Teeny Tiny Art Works, Duncan, B.C.
2013 - Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show, Duncan, B.C.
2012 - Under the Red Umbrella, Downtown Duncan Business Improvement Association
Ts'i'ts'uwatul' Lelum Assisted Living
Medicine Hat College Permanent Collection
Volunteering and Community Involvement
2021/21 Volunteer, S.A.S.S.Y. Lion, Duncan, B.C.
2018 Committee Member for Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society , Duncan, B.C.
2016/17 Photography Exhibition Juror for Cowichan Exhibition, Duncan, B.C.
2015/16 Board Member for Cowichan Valley Arts Council, Duncan, B.C.
2013 Art Juror for Community Public Art, City of Duncan, B.C.
2012 “Hiwest First Nations Artist Forum: Honour the Strong Women, Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
2004/05 Volunteer, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, B.C.
2003/04 Volunteer, Victoria Archives, Victoria, B.C.
Walking With Our Sisters
2021 Professional Development Course for Indigenous Artists, Pacific Association of First Nations Women
2018 Collage Workshop with Artist Wilma Millette
2016 Acrylic Workshop with Crystal Charlotte Easton
2013 Understanding First Nations Protocol, Vancouver Island University
2011 Aboriginal Arts Administrator Internship
2011 Not for Profit Management, Vancouver Island University
2008 University of Victoria, B.F.A.
2003 Medicine Hat College, Visual Commucations