Jeremy Humpherville has been carving since his childhood in Haida Gwai; taught by his elders and inspired by the diverse flora and fauna surrounding him.
He and his wife, Darlene, opened the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in 2004 in order to showcase Jeremy’s work as well as that of other aboriginal artists.
From traditional sculptures, masks and panels to functional chests, wardrobes, and tables; Jeremy selects the most beautiful red and yellow cedar and alder wood and brings it to life.
His work has been displayed throughout Europe and hangs in galleries across Canada but he is currently focussed on creating distinctive pieces to fit into client’s homes and reflect their personal interests. His Music by the Sea project, which included custom design of multiple areas and features within a Qualicum Beach home, is a testament to his dedication to the marriage of beauty and function.
On Wednesday 26 March members had the opportunity to tour the gallery, meet Jeremy, and watch him demonstrate his carving techniques and discuss his philosophy of art and design. Thirteen members and guests toured Coastal Carvings after enjoying lunch at Cuckoos.