Delree Dumont is an International Cree artist from Crossfield, Alberta, Canada. Dumont was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia and is a member of Onion Lake Cree Nation located north of Lloydminster, SK. Prior to working as a full-time artist in 2014, Dumont was employed in
Alberta’s oil and gas industry for 32 years. During that time she promoted the beauty of her culture
and traditions for the corporate environment. In 2014 she began her artistic journey by opening her
own store and art gallery, called “Delree’s Native Art Gallery” in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada. She
closed in June 2018 due to her husband’s passing in May 2018.
Dumont’s early work was in the realist style. She changed her style in 2014 and her more recent work is primarily in the style of pointillism. Her primary medium is acrylic, but some of her earlier works also include oil and watercolour work. Much of her artistic work draws on her experience as an
Indigenous person. She also dabbles in beadwork, leatherwork and creating smudge fans.
In 2018 Dumont was invited to be part of Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada event to be held at the Canadian embassy in Germany. As part of this invitation Dumont painted live in front of an audience at the embassy. Also in 2018, she painted live at the GoMedia 2018 conference in Calgary and other functions. Dumont completed painting a mural at the Burman University in Lacombe in 2019.
Dumont also offers Pointillism Paint Nights or Days teaching her style of pointillism. She is a Woman’s Traditional pow wow dancer and also performs at local events. Dumont welcomes any opportunities to showcase her art work. Mostly self taught, Dumont has taken many University level and Community College art courses. She is currently working on opening a private art studio in her home.
Where you can contact Delree