Marisa Phillips is a First Nations artist of the Ktunaxa Nation and a member from the St. Mary’s Reserve located outside of Cranbrook, BC. She is an artist, Ktunaxa language activist and presenter. She believes that art should invoke emotion, imagination, thought and excitement to the eye. As a child growing up, she was taught that everything had a spirit and to respect all things that Mother Earth created, equally. Due to those teachings, many of her paintings have a spiritual and/or natural theme associated with them. Some of her artistic mediums include: large scale murals, canvas paintings, children’s book illustrations, graphic design, poster and logo designs.
Her artwork can be viewed on her Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/marisaphillipsart/