Gary Peterson is a member of the Namgis Tribe, Kwakwaka ‘wakw First Nation, originating from Alert Bay, a small Island close to Vancouver Island on British Columbia’s Pacific Northwest Coast. He grew up watching Beau Dick, Doug Cranmer and Wayne Alfred working and carving away in their studio on Alert Bay. Gary started finally carving himself around 1990 and has since established his own style, always proving highest quality craftsmanship and love and attention to details while keeping traditions alive. He has worked on a totem poles together with Lyle Campbell and Luke Marston.
Adorable OWL Mask puppet by Gary Peterson
Cute little Owl puppet by Namgis Artist Gary Peterson