Lynette Dawson-Summerfeldt

Lynette Dawson-Summerfeldt

Acrylic / Mixed Media

Bonnechere Algonquin living on Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation territory (Ucluelet BC) creating original art in acrylics, linocut, marine debris, textile and Sharpie markers. Member of the Indigenous Artist Collective of Canada.

I live and work on the ocean; most of my art reflects my experiences with the creatures living above and below the surface. I love showing people the things that live here; but mostly I love making them care about how important our oceans are. I am approaching this opportunity as I do with all others; using my art to highlight whatwe do not see on a daily basis, and shine a light on the diversity and beauty of the ecosystem.

It is my desire to represent the colourful diversity of wildlife. As a naturalist/guide, I hope to create a bond between to ocean and people. We rely on the ocean for our oxygen, and I yearn for practical and emotional attachment by all.

I am proud to be a woman working in the male dominated marine industry as the Captain of a vessel; supported and encouraged by my peers. I am constantly amazed and humbled by the Creator’s beauty, and I am focused on creating bold, work showcasing the life I encounter.

Currently holding Transport Canada 60 Ton Master Endorsement. In my years in the Maritime Industry, I have worked as a fishing boat Captain and Whale Watching Guide. Currently, I am a Charter Guide and Whale Watching Guide/Naturalist. My year is typically split between Maritime endeavours, and as a working artist.

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