Maynard Johnny Jr.
Maynard Johnny Jr. was born in 1973 in Campbell River, BC, and is of Coast Salish Penelakut descent on his father's side and Cape Mudge Kwakwaka'wakw on his mother's side. He is primarily a self-taught artist who has been studying and working since the age of seventeen.
Maynard's signature use of bold, bright colours and graceful line work embodies the beauty and energy of contemporary Coast Salish art while drawing upon the rich history of Coast Salish two-dimensional design.
He has been inspired by many North West Coast artists and particularly admires the works of Robert Davidson, Art Thompson, and Mark Henderson.