Wayne Wilson Artist
Drawing inspiration from his Haida roots and the natural surroundings of his Skidegate, BC home on Haida Gwaii, artist Wayne Wilson creates spectacular gold and silver carved jewellery. Wayne’s skill and distinctive style have garnered his work attention and praise both on and off the islands. Wayne’s Haida-themed rings, earrings, pendants and other pieces are highly sought-after by private collectors. Wayne has been involved in a number of local art projects. His gold and silver pieces have been displayed in galleries around BC, including Coastal People’s Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver, Lattimer Gallery in Vancouver and Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery in Courtney. Wayne also does argillite carving by commission.
Meet Wayne Wilson
Meet Wayne Wilson
According to artist Wayne Wilson, the Haida Gwaii islands have a special mysticism and magic about them. That magic makes the islands the perfect location to find inspiration if you happen to be an artist. Wayne was born and raised here and proclaims that there is no place else on earth that he would rather live or work. "It's home," says Wayne. "I love my life here. It's perfect!"
Wayne has been refining his carving skills for more than four decades. He developed an interest in metal carving early in life and did an apprenticeship under notable Haida carver Gordon Cross. He has since become a recognized aboriginal artist in BC. His popular images of ravens, eagles, the sun and moon; and other natural subjects have become sought-after pieces. Most of these pieces are wearable art in the form of jewellery.
Wayne feels a deep affinity for nature, particularly the water. The ocean is a creative muse for him, and one of his favourite things to do is to get out on the water. Wayne has a generous heart and also spends a great deal of time volunteering within the community.