John Wilson

Artist's Biography

Otter Woman


Otter Woman

John P.Wilson was born in 1973 in Kitimat, British Columbia, and comes from the Haisla nation. His crest is Blackfish. He has lived in Terrace, BC since 1980. He has always been an artist at heart but had just learned how to carve in 2002 and has also taken a course taught by Heber Reece in 2004, and has finished his second year in the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast art which is taught by Stan Bevan, Ken Mcneil and Dempsey Bob. John remembers being so amazed by paintings and regalia at a very young age. His influences are Robert Davidson, Dempsey Bob, Beau Dick, William Kuhnley, Klatle-Bhi and Corey Moraes. His favorite medium is wood but also does original acrylics and prints and plans to try out other mediums like jewelry in the future. John has had commissions with the Spirit of the Kitlope Dance Group from the Haisla nation which is used for the traditional songs and dances. The commissions are Eagle, Killer Whale, two Beaver and two Raven masks.

All images © Copyright John Wilson 2015