Tim Paul

Tim Paul

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Nuu-chah-nulth
Port Alberni, BC, British Columbia

Tim Paul employs traditional Nuu-chah-nulth techniques to create modern totem poles, canoes and abstract contemporary works. He began carving in 1975 at the Arts of the Raven Gallery in Victoria, under the direction of Ben Andrews. For eight years he was Senior Carver at the Royal BC Museum and later headed up a native education program on Vancouver Island. Tim’s work reflects a deep respect for the culture and history of the Nuu-chah-nulth people and a celebration of the fact that it is still being practiced. His art can be found in national museums, galleries and private collections around the world, including Vancouver International Airport.

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