Laird Goulet Explained
Laird Goulet is a Canadian First Nations Metis artist, raised in The Pas, Manitoba, he grew up experiencing life on the Trapline. With help and encouragement from his Family, Laird began his painting adventures. With the help of Indianheart creations, as well as winning the Manitoba and The Saskatchewan Juried art Shows and The Peacehills Trust Art contest, he was approached by The BearClaw Art Gallery to exhibit his Art in Edmonton, Alberta.
Laird works primarily in acrylics on canvas, and tries to capture what it's like to live as a first nations person in Canada, from his early childhood to the present Laird has re-imagined and chose the healing path that has led too an appreciation of who and what he has experienced, with a focus on the human ties to the land, Laird hopes to bring a visualization of that journey too you the viewer.
Laird welcomes commissions, Art Galleries, and clients to contact him via social media and Google, Laird welcomes you to enjoy his version of traditional lifestyles of the Enniniw combined with a futuristic theme that encourages the viewer to to see through Lairds eyes. Welcome to Lairds Website, he hopes that you join him on his journey.
Laird Goulet's unique and vibrant painting style reflects the spiritual and artistic imprints that have been inherently transferred to him by his grandmothers. Laird uses the power dot to best capture the floral beadwork patterns and rich birchbark biting imprints that his grandmothers had mastered before him.
His paintings pay homage to the subsistence lifestyle of his Cree Moshums (Grandfathers and Grandmother's). Laird's images are inspired largely by childhood memories on the trap-line and fishing grounds.
Laird placed 3rd in the 2003 Manitoba juried art show
1st place 2004 Saskatchewan juried art show
2007 - Winner of the Peace Hills Trust First Nations art contest.
2018 2nd Place Peachills Trust Art Contest
Laird Goulet was selected to have his works displayed in the Aboriginal Art venues at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Donates pieces to be auctioned off for a variety of charities that will increase knowledge of the First Nations Peoples of Canada; and raise awareness of the Environment.
Chosen to exhibit at Silver Wolf Trading Company, The Bear Claw Gallery, Ernie Scoles Fine Framing.