OUR ARTIST COMMUNITY
Supporting Creativity and Innovation
Badass Clothing Co. Owner & Motivational Speaker
Bonnie was born in Vancouver and raised in small town Fort Langley. She lived with her bio Mother and adoptive Father. She endured sexual and physical abuse during her early years into her teens, and battled with self image long into her thirties. The cycles of abuse were instilled at such a young age that falling into violent relationships were her normal throughout her adult life. Until one day she realized that she was meant for bigger and she knew others were too. She put the hard work in to change her thought processes and began to believe in herself and her confidence grew exponentially. By chance she ended up talking about her story on a stage and she was instantly hooked. Starting as a public speaker she then added published author to her resume. Bonnie began Catching Dreams where she began facilitating workshops to help others find their worth and to achieve their goals. From the minute she began this journey everyone called her Badass Bon and it stuck so much she began Badass Clothing Co a community of survivors and likeminded people that were ready and willing to show up fully in the world. “She says the time is now to stand up, show up and rise up” she lives her life being the person she needed during her worst times.
Owner of Nominou/Clothing Designer
Every collection I create embodies a love of life, learning and growing through kindness and awareness. All nourishing to our minds, bodies and souls, while keeping us grounded in the importance of living life with purpose and grace. That is the spirit of NoMiNoU.
GERREN RICHARD WILLIAM PETERS
Graphic Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur
Gerren is an aspiring Nuu-Chah-Nulth & Coast Salish artist that infuses hip hop culture with his own cultural teachings. He comes from a family of artists, and has used his teachings in his graphic designs as well as his copper and silver jewelry.
CECIL DAWSON, HEREDITARY CHIEF
Master Artist, Painter, Carver, Story Teller
The Owls Path Marketplace is blessed to know one of Kwakwaka'wakw's hereditary Chiefs and master artists,
He is our first in-house artist showcasing the art form of the Kwakwaka'wakw people. You will have to opportunity to see Cecil live through several of our social media platforms.
"Culture is incredibly important to Cecil. He started carving by building up various families’ regalia, by replicating what was stolen or lost during the potlatch ban. Since then Cecil’s personal goal has been to revitalize and preserve the First Nations culture. Cecil has a strong sense of propriety and will not copy from a book. His pieces are unique and to his own style, demonstrating a deeply rooted understanding of his culture."
Moccasin Maker, Leather Work, Regalia & More
Billy Bourassa is from Pheasant Rump First Nation in Saskatchewan. As a strong matriarch in our family Billy has honed her skill in many ways over the last few years. She has a degree in Tourism & Hospitality from UVIC.
KIM & STEVE MACK
Hand Crafted Pieces
Each of our #unique handcrafted products is made with such care & medicine that you are able to feel the energy in your palms. We believe that the spirit we share heals and nourishes the soul. Please visit us at The Owls Path Marketplace
Hand Crafted Otters
Nigel Atkin has worked for governments in British Columbia and Ontario. As a founding member of UVIC's Public Relations Program, Nigel has more than 15 years of teaching experience. Currently, Nigel's focus is that of a communication instructor and consultant with clients from national and international organizations, community foundations and First Nations. - Continuing Studies @UVIC
Indigenous Busy-ness Owner and Artist
Natoyihkii means Holy Whistle in Blackfoot. This is a family name that was given to Cheyenne McGinnis by her maternal Grandfather in ceremony. This is also the artist name that Cheyenne prefers to utilize in their work as it reminds them of the connection they have to this culture. Natoyihkii is of Blackfoot heritage on her mother's side and of Cree heritage on her father's side. Her clan, Aaka pookaiks (Many Chidren), comes from her mother's lineage. She is currently residing on the unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations but originally grew up in Blackfoot Territory on Kainaiwa lands. She is a self-taught Artist working in a variety of mediums.
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The Owls Path Marketplace is for authentic art lovers, collectors and artists alike. Our mission is to connect beautiful works of art with enthusiastic new owners, and to provide a platform for emerging artists of all styles and genres.
"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." - Sitting Bull
If you're an artist, crafter or designer, and would like to have your products sold at TOP Market, message us for more info!
We are always excited to make connections!