Artist Spotlight - Talitha Tolles
Talitha Tolles (she/her) is an Indigiqueer facilitator, storyteller, artist, and above all else, a strong, resilient, Métis woman. Talitha comes from the Vasseur-Longlade family line who were Drummond Island Voyageurs that fought to create what is known today as the Georgian Bay Métis Community. Today Talitha lives, works and plays in Tkaronto.
Portrait of Talitha Tolles
Resin and Alcohol Ink Discs, Talitha Tolles
Beaded Earring and Barette Set, Talitha Tolles
Earrings, Talitha Tolles
Abstract Painting, Talitha Tolles
When Talitha isn't working in the community you can find her beading or creating art at her studio in Kensington Market. Talitha's latest adventure is a Virtual Gallery titled: Reparations. Talitha is focusing on a collection of pieces created to support in healing her personal trauma and lived experiences as a Queer Métis woman. All of this lived experience led Talitha to her true passion, Redwood Bead. Redwood Bead is a small business focusing on traditional and contemporary jewelry design. All techniques have been learned from incredible artists around Turtle Island but her most patient and loving teacher has been her Mother.
You can find Talitha's works online here: