Cynthia Hamilton

Artist Bio

Cynthia Hamilton, an Ojibwe artist with European and First Nations ancestry, including Metis roots, began her artistic journey in Rainy River, Ontario. Inspired by her heritage, she self-taught the art of moccasin making while in California, developing her unique patterns. What started as a hobby evolved into a significant expression of her cultural traditions. Cynthia's art spans traditional moccasins, Ojibwe-inspired designs, and portraits in various mediums. She integrates Metis embroidery and Ojibwe florals, honoring her heritage. Alongside her sister Teresa and niece Cheyenne, Cynthia contributes to their family's artistic legacy. She also shares her knowledge through community workshops, maintaining a deep connection to her roots in her work.

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