Born in 1995 on Vancouver Island, Sage is from the T’sartlip Nation. Under the tutelage of her father, Coast Salish artist Chris Paul, she has learned Salish design elements, explored design techniques, and produced art prints since 2008.
Sage studied cosmetology and hairdressing, and her creativity also comes to life when she works with individuals, colouring and styling their hair and enhancing their facial features.
Sage’s balanced approach to life allows her to pursue her passions for hairdressing and Salish art. In 2014, she received a Youth Scholarship Award from the Vancouver Airport YVR Art Foundation. This allowed her to learn the intricacies of glass work, and to design a sandblasted glass and cedar panel.
Also in 2014, Sage she created a series of five Owl prints. Her favorite print, Owl Woman, was part of Cultural imPRINT: Northwest Coast Prints, a 2017 exhibition of the Tacoma Art Museum.
Sage’s love of horses and passion for horse riding inspired another series of five prints in 2015. The designs and titles of these prints – Freedom, Just Us, Jumper, Morning Ride and Prairie Dancer – and the colours seen in them evoke the multi-faceted personality of this emergent and promising Coast Salish artist.