Dwayne Simeon is a Kwakwaka'wakw Master Carver of authentic, traditional, museum-quality North West Coast native art. Dwayne was born in Campbell River, BC in 1960.
His heritage is Ligwilda’xw (Cape Mudge) Haida and Squamish. He began his artistic career in 1974 with painting. He then went on to Victoria, BC. Where he trained under masters Tony Hunt, John Livingston, and Calvin Hunt, learning the art of carving. In 1981 he took training in jewelry making at the Vancouver Vocational Institute.
Dwayne's art has been his "soul" job since his teen years. Dwayne's effort to increase cultural awareness through his art continues.