First Nation artist Shianne Gould has been painting since her childhood. As a teenager she began to paint more, following in her mother Loretta Gould’s footsteps, who is a very well known and talented Mi’kmaq painter. Many of Shianne’s paintings relate to family and the relationship with mother earth. Like her mother she prefers vivid, vibrant colors for her work. Shianne also lives in Waycobah, Cape Breton, Canada.