Artist of the westerly wind women
Mark was born on April 5th, 1956 in the village of Hesquiat, about 40 miles northwest of Tofino. He grew up in Tofino. Mark credits his parents -both of them artists- for teaching and inspiring him to start carving in 1968. Mark took a keen interest in the traditional art of the Nuu Chah Nulth people and benefitted greatly from his parents’ teaching of the traditional ways. Mark has developed a style of very much his own and enjoys carving masks and bowls out of the harder woods found in the area. Mark is also known for his finely detailed miniature masks. Mark’s sculptures are found in collections around the world and he is one of the premiere Nuu Chah Nulth artists.