Raymond Shaw was born in 1982 in Campbell River B.C. and is a member of the Wei Wai Kum band of the Ligwilda'xw people, who are southern Kwakwaka’wakw. They inhabit the region between the village of Cape Mudge and Campbell River on Vancouver Island. A self-taught artist, Raymond began carving and drawing at a very early age. Having an interest in his Indigenous heritage, Raymond found inspiration from museums, books, the late Willie Seaweed, and other artists within his community. After many years of carving, he began working under the keen eyes of renowned carvers Tom Hunt and Gordon Dick. Raymond has work in private collections across North America and his pieces can be found in museums in London UK, Mexico City and Vancouver.