Native Kwakwaka'wakw artist Trevor Hunt was born March 9, 1975.
“As a young artist at the age of 13, Trevor began to sell his original paintings, in Victoria, B.C.
After learning the traditional formlines, he began to carve Kwakwaka'wakw art, from his Father Stanley Clifford Hunt, and cousins Tim Alfred, and David Knox. In 1993 he had his first set of prints, in Montreal, and since then has had a new print out every year, as well as many lines of T- shirts.
He has designed many logos, for businesses, on Vancouver Island, and has carved over twenty five poles, including one that stands in the Port Hardy Arena.
Trevor prides himself on carving in the traditional form, while using his own style, which gives his style a unique touch.
Recently, he, among his brother Jason, and cousins, Mervin Child, and Calvin Hunt, carved a massive 52 ft totem pole, that his father was commissioned to do, went down to Argentina, in Canada Square.
To date, he has travelled to Friday Harbour, Washington State, Phoenix Arizona, Tucson Arizona, Seattle, and Vancouver, for art shows, and carving demonstrations.
Teaching the youth to carve is very important to Trevor, so he takes time out to teach the children, of Wagulis School in Fort Rupert, as well as Fort Rupert Elementary, where in 2011 he was asked to donate a drum design for the school, which they now use as there new logo.
Balancing his wife and four children, as well as carving, is a great way to spend your days, as it’s all about doing things that you love.”
*Quoted from Trevor Hunt