“I create native art with a connection to the past, present and future like our ancestors did.” My goal is to do the job right and strive to do better as I move forward within art.
It shows in my art I enjoy the process of collaborating with my clients. It gives the piece the spirit of life therefore you are able to tell your story.
Proudly Squamish and Kwakwak’wakw ancestry, there is a lot of Northern art form represented. You will find my focus is of the Salish style. I have used these forms traditionally which allows me to easily move into a contemporary space to meet the needs of all my clients. My works travel from individuals to corporations and have become, treasures, landmarks and lasting art.
I have double carved doors that were commissioned by B. C. Hydro at two of it’s locations. The University of Victoria First People’s House, their doors are fully carved inside and out. You will also find double doors at Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver, plus two sets of carved doors for the West Vancouver School Board Office. A great opportunity came during the 2010 Olympics when I designed three art piece that was used for merchandising and branding for Vanoc and Four Host Nations. Michael Aidan Museum in Whistler, B.C., has a sixteen foot medal sculpture greeting guess at the entrance that I created.
I am fortunate to have artwork in a home that received the Georgie Award 2002, F.A.N.S Award 2005, Order of British Columbia 2012, Queens Diamond Jubilee Award 2013, BC Achievement Award 2016 and the Arthur G. Hayden Medal at the 31st Annual International Bridge Conference Awards.
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