Jessica (Robinson) Mamakeesick is an Oji-Cree woman with roots in Sandylake and KeeWayWin Ontario. She first enjoyed sketching and getting creative as early as school art projects, but found she had less time for it as she grew older. For the past fifteen years, Jessica has built a career in healthcare, supported the growth of a small business with her husband, and enjoyed raising a son. In 2021, Jessica woke up feeling inspired after a dream of creating native art. She began her first painting that day, and hasn’t stopped since. Painting has been her healing and growth, and she’s excited to share the visions that bring her so much peace and fulfillment and connect her to her culture.
Jessica currently lives and works in Thunder Bay, Ontario alongside her husband, son, and two dogs.