(1977 - Present)

Padloo Samayualie comes from a family of well-known artists. Her grandparents on her mother’s side are renowned sculptors Qababuwa and Taraya Tunnillie and on her father’s side Keeleemeeoomie Samayualie was her grandmother and Elijakota Samayualie was her aunt.

Padloo began drawing seriously while attending a Banff drawing workshop in 2001. In 2007 she was part of an animation workshop in Cape Dorset and she has studied jewelry making at Arctic College. Her drawings are certainly an expression of her unique, diverse and often humorous outlook on the world around her. She examines closely the brilliantly coloured candy wrappers as well as creatures that look as though they are made of jellybeans. She has also created a number of drawings illustrating the buildings and power lines in and around Cape Dorset, with amazing accuracy and detail.