Claire Beaulieu- Antoine started doing art when she’s fifteen though poster making for Parks Canada in Northwest Territories in 1970s. Claire’s style of painting depicts mostly her experiences living on her family’s trap line regaining her native culture after her years of living in non-native foster homes. In 1990s, Claire moved in a little reserve called peace point where she live with her husband and children, basically living in the native traditional way- like living in a log house, mostly lived off from the land through hunting and gathering fruit and plant in the bush.They also owned a small home business selling native crafts and some basic confectionary supplies. Her paintings then were mostly about respecting and honouring the land. During this time, her painting were mostly on crafts like drums and spirit rocks.
"I love to capture the colours of the northern lights, especially, in the North Western Territories because they are so brightly coloured, unlike the ones in Fort-McMurray that mostly showed green colours only (smiling in between her confession). There was one night that I saw blood-red coloured northern lights and I was so moved and enthralled by its beauty"
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