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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.
Wayne Wilson was born in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii on December 12, 1949 located in the northern region of British Columbia. At an early age, Wayne began an apprenticeship with noted Haida artist and teacher, Gordon Cross. He greatly influenced his designing and assisted in developing his metalworking skills, paying particular attention to fine and unique detail.
Since the early 1980’s, Wayne has set a distinct style of cutting out the designs he portrays in silver and gold. This highly labour intensive technique has placed his jewelry at a forefront among his peers.
Wayne is a well-rounded individual who hunts, fishes and continues his devotion to engrave jewelry. In particular, he dedicates his time to inlaying ivory, abalone shell and semi-precious stoned as a form of embellishment. For this reason his pieces have become sought-after by many collectors of Haida artwork.
The Frog symbolizes luck, prosperity, stability and healing. As a communicator, Frogs connect with the world on land and under water. This figure is often carved into totem poles to prevent them from falling over.