Broomfield, Jody

Jody Broomfield was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in September, 1976. He has studied and honed his artistic abilities under the watchful eye of master carver Klatle Bhi and became a full time artist in 1999. Jody enjoys working in many mediums, including wood, glass and metal. Working in[…]

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Brown, Noel

Noel Brown was born in Nanaimo, BC in March 1970. Noel began carving in 1994. He received training and inspiration from James Lewis, a prominent Northwest Coast artist. He has also worked and learned from other talented individuals such as Richard Baker, James Baker and Darin Lewis. Noel worked with[…]

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Bulpitt, Corey

Corey Bulpitt was born in 1978, in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and hails from a long line of Haida artists. Raised in Langley, British Columbia, Corey graduated from the Langley Fine Art School in 1996. Upon graduation, Corey moved to his traditional homeland, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to apprentice[…]

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Burgess, Ralph

Ralph Burgess was born in 1944 to the Tsimshian Nation, at the Gitskan village of Kispiox, B.C. Ralph has always been interested in the Tsimshian art form which portrays the history of his people. He was fascinated by the great totem poles of his village and carved small ones as[…]

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Campbell, Terrence

Terrence Campbell was born in 1953 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and is from the Wolf clan of the Tahltan Nation, with his family originating from Telegragh Creek, B.C. Terrence’s Tahltan name is “Eth-cath-kee” which means “teacher of the children”. Terrence began carving and painting at the age 15. At[…]

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Cannell, Kelly

Kelly Cannell is a Coast Salish artist who from birth has been exposed to the endeavours and teachings of her mother Susan Point. Kelly has often helped her mother with painting and wood carving and as a result is fluent with the use of Coast Salish traditional elements. In recent[…]

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Charlie, Jim

Jim Charlie was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1967. He’s part of the Coast Salish Nation and has taken the Thunderbird from his grandfather and the grizzly Bear from his grandmother as his family crests. Jim reveals that he has always been interested in art while growing up[…]

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Cook, Chris

Chris Cook was born into the Namgis tribe of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1971. Chris was given the name "Xusamdas" during his father’s first potlatch in 1975 when he was initiated into the Hamatsa Secret Society. Chris remained in Alert Bay until he was 18[…]

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Cook, Rande

Rande Cook was born May 1977 in culture-rich Alert Bay, a small village on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by the beauty of land and art, Rande found the passion of creativity at an early age. Rande now resides in Victoria where he continues to push himself in[…]

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Cook, William

William was born in Alert Bay, on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, on June 23 1974. He is part of the “Namgis” First Nation. He was raised by his parents, Karen & Willie Cook, who come from very large families. William was raised in the Kwakawaka’wakw tradition by his[…]

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Cranmer, Ryan

Ryan Cranmer was born 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the nephew of well-known master carver Doug Cranmer. His mother is of the Namgis band of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation from Alert Bay, British Columbia, and his father is from the Heiltsuk nation of Bella Bella, British Columbia. Ryan grew[…]

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Davidson, Walter

Walter Davidson was born in Masset, British Columbia, the largest town on Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands). Through his mother’s lineage he is a descendant of the Eagle Clan, taking the Frog as his secondary crest figure, a right also inherited from his mother. He is the nephew[…]

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Dawson, Sammy

Sammy Dawson, born in Alert Bay, BC in 1976, belongs to the Kwakwaka’wakw People. His mother is from the Tsawatainuk First Nation and his father is from the island village First Nation of Mamalilikulla. While growing up in Alert Bay, Sammy had early on started to watch the local carvers[…]

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Dexel, Andrew

Andrew (Enpaauk) was born in Kamloops, British Columbia in 1982 and is from the Nlakapamux Nation. He is known for his prints and original paintings, which are inspired by graffiti art and Salish design. He enjoys using bold, unconventional colors and abstract elements in his compositions. In 2009, Andrew had[…]

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Dick, Beau

Beau Dick was born in the isolated Southern Kwakiutl Village of Kingcome, British Columbia in 1955. He began to carve at an early age, studying under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and father, master carvers James Dick and Benjamin Dick. Beau has studied Northwest Coast design and sculpture with[…]

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Edenshaw, Gwaai

Gwaai (Hluugiitgaa) is an artist from Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off of the northwest coast of Canada, and one of the few places left in this world that could still be considered wild. He is an Eagle from the Ts’aalth clan. He was born in 1977 to Jenny Nelson, an[…]

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Adkins, James

James Akins was born into the Haida Nation in Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1963. Artist brothers Richard and Alvin deeply influenced James’ love and respect for Haida art. He is a proud Haida from the Raven Clan and was raised to respect Mother Nature and honour his rich heritage.[…]

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Alfred, Harold

Harold Alfred was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia into the Namgis Tribe in 1953 and is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw (formerly Kwakiult) Nation. He holds Sisiutl, Sun and Thunderbird as his family crests. His interest in Kwakwaka’wakw art and culture began at an early age, and he completed[…]

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Alfred, Tim

Tim Alfred was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1967. Tim first started carving in the world-renowned Kwakiutl style at the age of 20 and was mainly taught by Stanley Hunt. Wayne Alfred, Beau Dick and Calvin Hunt were also influences in his carving career. As a young artist[…]

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Amos, Patrick

Patrick Amos was born into the Mowachaht Band, one of fourteen member tribes of the Nuu Chah Nulth Nation, in 1957 on Nootka Island, off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Patrick has been designing limited edition prints since 1976. In 1979 he began carving wood, apprenticing with[…]

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Baker, Todd

Todd Jason Baker was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1965. He is the grandson of the (late) great leader and speaker Chief Khot-la-cha (Chief Simon Baker). He has lived most of his life in North Vancouver and completed his high school education and many years of post secondary[…]

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Adkins, Alvin

Alvin Adkins was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1959. He began his career as an artist at the age of 22. Alvin is a self-taught artist who has become one of the foremost Northwest Coast artists. Over the years Alvin has been counselled by distinguished colleagues such as[…]

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Angus, Trevor

Trevor was born in Kispiox, BC in February, 1970. His name is Tka’ast from the House of Wii minoosik. Trevor has been carving for most of his life. He carved his first plaque when he was in grade four under the instruction of Victor Mowatt of Gitanmaax. Victor was his[…]

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Baker, Yul

Yul Baker was born in North Vancouver, BC in September 1973 and is of mixed native descent. Yul is an avid athlete and he won a World Championship in lacrosse with the Rochester Nighthawks in 1997. He has been working as an artist since 2003 and has trained with established[…]

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