Leah Dorion is a Métis artist raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She is a self-taught visual artist and credits her creative family for inspiring her to take up painting and the traditional Métis arts. Leah wears many hats as an artist and is also a pubished author and filmmaker.
In Leah's words, "Creator gives us many gifts and I am ever grateful for these artistic inspirations."
Much of Leah's work honors the spiritual strength of Aboriginal women and the sacred feminine. The paintings contain images of women pregnant, nursing, working together, and nurturing their children. Leah states, "It is important for me to paint women in their true roles as a vital and contributing force to all of creation."
Leah believes strongly that women play a key role in passing on vital knowledge for all of humanity. Women are the first teachers to the next generation so we must continue to learn from each other and to respect each other. Leah believes painting is her loving way to give something back.
As a Métis woman, Leah was surprised how her paintings incorporated ancient archetypes and traditional Aboriginal symbolism. She considers her art to be her teacher as it helps her to learn and teach others about Aboriginal teachings, philosophies, and principles such as the importance of the circle.