Allen Thompson was born in 1962 in Ebb and Flow, Manitoba, located in the mid region of Canada. Allen is of Saulteaux descent, however he grew up influenced by northwest coast culture.
Allen began carving in 1987 under the expert guidance of Derek Wilson, Henry Robertson, and his brother, Kelvin Thompson. Allen is trained in carving wood and precious metals. His designs, whether in gold, silver or wood, reflect his attention to detail and superb craftsmanship.
Allen is very aware of native culture and hopes that, through his art; he is able to help preserve the northwest coast heritage for future generations.