Lorne Julien – Healing Journey

Explore the inner journey captured within the creative expressions of Mi'Kmaq artist Lorne Julien.

Artist Profile - Lorne Julien

  • Lorne Alexander Julien was born and raised in Millbrook First Nation Community near Truro, Nova Scotia. His given Mi’kmaw name “Warrior on the Hill” was earned in his youth when he learned about the spiritual ways of his people. A self taught artist, who has been following his passion since childhood.

    In his practice he uses bright colours and is known for the bold beauty of his artwork that touches hearts.

    Inspired by visions and dreams, and the love and respect he holds for his people, Lorne’s artwork has an uplifting hopeful energy.

    ​During many years of self healing Lorne created a large number of acrylic paintings. Many have been sold and a number of them are now available as signed limited edition prints, cards, calendars and more. “Friends United “ features a collection of these paintings, some can be seen in the published book.

    ​His designs are popular for logos, one of them created in 2019 for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq for their publication about matrimonial law. He also donated some of his images for the use in the Legal Aid report.

    His uplifting, heartfelt style and family oriented paintings have been used to create safe spaces in Family Resource Centres, hospitals and schools.

    ​In 2015, Lorne donated a painting to the McMaster University Midwifery program in honour of his oldest daughter’s graduation as a midwife.

    ​In 2019 he was commissioned to create 2 paintings in honour of World Breastfeeding Week by the Family Resource Centre “ Maggie’s Place” in Truro.

    Lorne has also been traveling with his artwork to powwows, gatherings and conferences for many years. One of them the Indian Market organized by the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine.

    His vivid style and clear lines translate very well into creating large murals. Some of his murals can be seen at the Veterinary College in Charlottetown PEI, North East King’s and Hants East High School.

    Lorne is constantly developing his practice, now becoming proficient in stained glass. These pieces further display his diverse love and talent for creating vibrantly colourful artworks.