Andy Everson

Born in Comox B.C in 1972 and name after his grandfather, Chief Andy Frank. His cultural interests lay with both Comox and Kwakwaka's wakw ancestries and are expressed though dancing, singing, and even the pursuit of a master's degree in anthropology. He feels that his artwork stands on par with these other accomplishment. Although he began drawing northwest coast art at an early age, his first serious attempt was not until 1990 when he started designing and painting chilkat-style blanket for use in potlatch dancing. From these early self taught lessons he has tried to follow in the footsteps of his Hunt relatives in creating bold and unique representation that remain rooted in the age old traditional of his ancestors