My name is Aweñheeyoh Powless and I am an enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan. I grew up on the Onondaga Nation, south of Syracuse, New York. My name, Aweñheeyoh, means Pretty Flower. Onondaga is one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Translated to English, Haudenosaunee means People of the Longhouse. I come from a traditional Longhouse family, where I have learned about my history, spirituality and my traditional language. Painting with oils and acrylics I have a very eclectic style. I am trying many different things with my art so that each piece is individually unique. I am a realist and an abstract painter. As an artist, I am continuously searching for different ways to create new and exciting art. I have always included the pure essence and beauty of my Onondaga culture to my artwork, and within each piece of work I have expressed myself in a deeper way.