Jamie Nole (her/she) is a neurodivergent indigenous artist from the Nisga’a and Tahltan nation of Northwest Coast BC. She is currently trying to master the art of balancing motherhood and professional artist. Jamie loves using her ancestors’ artform in modern storytelling to share life experiences that resonate with her or inspired her deeply.
In the beginning Jamie’s main creative work were of environmental awareness, grief, depression, and breaking out of anxiety attacks. When Jamie became a mother, she then started to add artwork about parenthood; pregnancy as a young single mom, and watching her child learn and grow. Years later Jamie is a mother to more kids, toddler twins being the youngest. Jamie’s kids have taught her about the wide spectrum of neurodivergence that she wasn’t fully aware of before. She now wants to help spread awareness and acceptance of neurodivergence.
Jamie is still inspired to create work to spread environmental awareness - Lately a lot of orcas who are closely studied due to their dwindling numbers; Luna, Tahlequah and her calf.
Most of Jamie’s work has frogs due to her maternal Nisga’a heritage - From the Ganada (frog) Wilp, wilp meaning ‘house’ similar to clan for other cultures. These frog designs represent Jamie herself or her children.