Dylan Thomas

Coast Salish

March 3, 1986

Victoria, BC

Dylan Thomas is a Coast Salish artist from the Lyackson First Nation. His family is culturally and artistically active, and he was exposed to art and artistic processes at a very young age. Several years ago, Dylan worked with late Coast Salish carver Delmar Johnnie to learn engraving techniques, and he has apprenticed under Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rande Cook. Dylan learned wood carving, painting, and jewellery carving from Rande, and Rande has also been a major help to Dylan when considering design and form. Dylan cites Art Thompson, Susan Point, and Robert Davidson as his main sources of inspiration.