From the Kinosao Sipi First Nation, Gayle Sinclaire was raised in Norway House in Northern Manitoba but currently lives and paints in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
As a fine Arts student at the University of Manitoba Gayle began her formal inquiry into the concepts of colour and composition, the effects of light and how content can give significance to culture and spirituality.
Nowadays her imagery tends to focus primarily on women and children...affirming the important role women have always played in First Nations culture.
In the fall of 2003, Sinclaire was one of seven artists chosen for the Image Makers First nations Art Exhibit in Los Angeles.
More recently Gayle Sinclaire has completed a commission for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Her work is in the collections of the Manitoba Assembly of Chiefs, the community offices in Norway House, and Cross Lake -- not to mention the homes and offices of numerous private patrons.
Untitled Little People
10 x 8
Acrylic on canvas