As a Haudenosaunee artist, Artistic Inspirations' Debra Vincent is always looking for the next opportunity to translate her everyday experiences into artistic expressions.
Colour invigorates me. I could never imagine my life in black and white.
With an ever evolving aesthetic, Debra is inspired by clean lines, bold colours, and the opportunity to share her culture with others. Threads of Haudenosaunee knowledge, Mohawk clan systems, and teachings of the Great Law of Peace are ever present in her work. With this, each piece is personal.
My pieces are for me. I love to hang them on my walls first before seeing them go. When people send me pictures of the work hung on their walls, it comes full circle - I love seeing how it brightens their life.
"Soaring Feather" by Debra Vincent
Debra Vincent (Bear Clan) is a proud member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. She resides in her ancestral community of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Debra has enjoyed drawing and painting since childhood and after a lengthy administrative career decided to return to her passion of art full time. Acrylics, mixed mediums, and pen and ink are her current mediums of choice.
Queens University and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte are both holders of commissioned pieces by Debra.
The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada has been presented with Debra's art. Debra's work has been shown in Tyendinaga, Belleville, Stirling, Brighton, Brantford, Amherst Island, Kingston, Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec.