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One of life’s most rewarding experiences is collecting fine art, and sometimes it’s best to take a little more time to make these acquisitions with ease. We understand and want to do everything possible to make collecting your next artwork more comfortable. At Coastal Peoples Gallery, we offer an interest-free layaway program and offer flexible terms which can be customized to your individual needs.
Alder wood, Cedar bark, Abalone shell, Acrylic paint
Jay Brabant was born January 5, 1970, in Victoria British Columbia. Although he is of Cree descent, he was brought up under the influence of the people of the Northwest Coast. His father, master carver Gene Brabant, taught him the exquisite designs of the coastal tribes.
At the age of twelve, Jay began carving under the tutelage of his father. Together they traved across the United States and Canada, visiting museums and studying the old pieces. Jay derived inspiration from these ancient treasures, combining this knowledge with working skills learned from his father and the world-renowned Hunt family.
Jay continues to learn the art form, expanding his studies to the Bella Coola and Tlingit styles. Jay's work is particularly clean in its execution and rates highly among his fellow carvers. Consquently, his woork can be found in important private and corporate collections worldwide.