John Sharkey is a member of the Klahoose First Nation, Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada. He was born in 1954 in Powell River and has been painting and carving since he was 16 years of age. Sharkey has worked and lived in Alert Bay, Queen Charlotte Island and Campbell River for large number of years, and currently resides in the lower mainland of BC. Sharkey has spent many hours sitting with some very well known carvers and painters throughout his life. He works with the Kwakiuth art styles in various mediums but his passion is in wood carving.
Whale Fin Sculpture with Chief Spirit by John Sharkey
Whale Fin Sculpture by John Sharkey, Campbell River, 1983