You may choose to reserve an item in consideration of purchase by clicking the "Reserve for Purchase" button (instead of Add to Shopping Cart). This allows you the opportunity to contact our gallery with any inquiries prior to purchase and it will ensure the item continues to be on hold while you are communicating with us.
If you should find an item already on "Reserve" that is of interest to you, please contact us directly at 604.684.9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you with the status of the piece and whether it will become available for purchase again, or if the sale is in progress with a buyer.
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.
William Cook was born June 22, 1974 in Alert Bay on Vancouver Island. Encouraged and guided by his grandfather, Gus Matipi, William began his artistic career making prints and painting. He discovered his aptitude for carving in 1992. After apprenticing under Patrick Seaweed, learning to work in silver and gold, William became an accomplished jewelry artist.
The grandson of Chief Cecil Wadhams and the great grandson of Chief Alvin Alfred, William is very connected to his culture. He uses traditional Kwakwaka’wakw design elements in his carvings, inspired by his heritage and fellow artists. William’s brother, Rande, is also an acclaimed artist, specializing in prints and Bentwood Boxes.