Born in Montreal, QC, and growing up in Postville, NL, Raeann Brown now lives with her family in Wabush, NL, where she owns her own business, Inuky Glass Art. Inspired by her culture from an early age, Brown has been creating art for as long as she can remember, originally starting with poetry and beginning to learn the art of glass etching in 2012. Today, Brown etches and paints a wide range of products, such as wine glasses, mirrors, ornaments and more. She also offers classes in her community teaching the basics of etching to private groups and other organizations.
Brown’s work has been featured in the traveling exhibition SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut and the 2019 Labrador Winter Games. In 2018, she was asked to create a commemorative plaque for residential school survivors in the community of North West River. Currently, Brown sells her work from her Facebook page and ships throughout Canada, or at a variety of storefronts in Newfoundland and Labrador and is a frequent vendor at fine arts and crafts fairs near her community. In April 2020, she is poised to release her first book “The Colours of our Culture”, which is a colouring book for adults that tells Inuit stories.