Artist: Aaron Paquette
Aaron Paquette is an award-winning Nehiyaw (Cree), Cayuse and Métis artist, author, public speaker and politician based in Edmonton. Trained as a stained glass artist and a goldsmith, he has been painting for more than 25 years.
Paquette is known for his bright colours, strong lines and for sharing new ways of looking at age-old experiences and beliefs. His works are on display in galleries across the country, as well as in Edmonton public spaces. He has worked as a facilitator and trainer supporting learning through the arts and is also the author of the young adult fantasy novel Lightfinder. First elected to Edmonton city council in 2017, Paquette currently represents Ward Dene.