A master carver, Richard Hunt works in wood, paper, canvas and precious metals, creating art pieces that are influenced by his Kwa-gulth culture and tradition. His work in totems, drums, masks, prints and bowls can be found in public and private collections and galleries around the world. Richard began carving with his father at the age of 13, later following in his father’s footsteps as chief carver in the Thunderbird carving program at the BC Provincial Museum. Richard designed the medals for the Pan Am Games held in Victoria and participated in the design and carving of the Queen’s Baton for the Commonwealth Games. Richard is a generous supporter of his community through contributions of his work for worthy causes. For his contributions to First Nations’ art and to his community, Richard has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia and has been elected to the Royal Academy of Arts.