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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.
Allen Thompson was born in 1964 in Ebbenflow, Manitoba. Allen is of Saulteaux descent; however, he grew up with the influence of the west coast culture spending a number of years in Vancouver, British Columbia. He began carving in 1987 under the expert guidance of Derek Wilson, Henry Robertson and his brother, Kelvin Thompson.
Allen is trained in carving wood and precious metals such as white and yellow gold as well as sterling silver. His designs reflect a northern influence with tremendous attention to detail and superb craftsmanship.
Allen is very aware of his native culture and hopes that through his artwork he is able to help preserve the Northwest Coast native culture for future generations.