Chantelle Trainor-Matties, located in British Columbia, Canada is an Indigenous artist who specializes in illustration, graphic design, and painting. Trainor-Matties works for herself and does contract work for private and commercial clientele through her business “Frettchan Studios”. Her work ranges from bold formline to charming cartoons to painterly realism and she has recently started to do more mural work. She participates in a variety of events such showcases, markets and trade shows and has had her work displayed in multiple galleries in British Columbia.
Her late ferret companions are her main inspiration, she focuses a lot of her work around them and their wild cousins such as otters. Other favorite subjects are the flora and fauna, pop culture, the macabre, as well as North West Coast art deriving from her Indigenous heritage of Nisg̱a’a and Métis.
“I’m passionate about the welfare of animals both domestic and wild as well as our environment. I came across Pacific Wild because of the Wild Auction 2020 that I am participating in and I’m proud to support a great cause. Most of my artwork revolves around animals and I would love to work on some artwork for any of the campaigns especially “Marine Protection” and “Save BC Wolves.”