Hand Engraved Original Designs

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Aaniin. Hello.

My name is Sharifah Marsden, I am an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) artist from the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Since early childhood I have been directed toward a life of art and culture. I draw on my Ojibway roots and knowledge of the Woodlands style to create unique works that include everything from acrylic painting to beadwork, jewellery engraving and murals.

Inspirations and Professional Background

Limited Fine Art Prints

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Custom Designs

"Sharifah Marsden is renowned for

her unique, hand-engraved jewelry, meticulously crafted to celebrate the rich traditions of Indigenous art. Her distinctive work not only radiates with beauty and craftsmanship but also carves a unique space as one of the few female Indigenous engravers in this rare art form."

"One of my fondest memories is of my mother and I sitting at the kitchen table painting late into the night, the house quiet, little ones sleeping. This is where I fell in love with painting."

Heartberry Gatherers

The women bring their children to gather strawberries, a time of sharing, a time of renewal, celebrating the berry and also the closeness of family & sisterhood. The sweet berry that Anishinaabe people call Ode’imin, means the heart

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Acrylic On Canvas. 5 x 7’ | Original Painting.

A Deeper Look at the "Finding Balance" Series

  • "SEEKING BALANCE"

    This painting is a transformative piece. It tells a story of struggle and seeking balance in life. The background is the colours of the medicine wheel, red, black, white and yellow. We are taught through the medicine wheel that we need to take care of all aspects of ourselves, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. When these parts of ourselves are taken care of equally, when we are in balance, we can attain harmony within ourselves.

    Acrylic on birchwood canvas round. 36 x36” 
    $2500 CAD  
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  • "SHE FOUND HER SONG"

    In this painting we see she has found her song, her song came to her. She's singing and she is celebrating because she found her voice again. She found the rhythm and she found the drum. That's the result of the seeking, all the hard work you do in working on yourself and working on your life, that's the gift you get, your song.

    You get to find yourself again.

    Acrylic on birchwood canvas round. 36 x36” 
    $2500 CAD 
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Anishinaabe Painted Shield Series

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“SHARIFAH’S WORK IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE”

“She uses Northwest Coast engraving techniques to depict symbols and motifs from her Anishinaabe heritage.”

-Peter Lattimer Lattimer Gallery Vancouver, BC

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Deeply Meaningful Mural Projects

Murals are a collaborative experience and wonderful reason to bring a community together, share stories and teachings. In my mural projects I want to collaborate with as many who will join me. It is important to me that apprentice local youth in all my projects to share what's been shared with me.

I am very thankful to the many who have mentored me in my mural jounrye, in particular, Jerry Whitehead - Cree and Richard Tetrault. Please visit their websites and support their work.

"The Ambrosia" 5 Mural Series

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