Joe Wilson is part of the Cowichan Band, based on Vancouver Island. He he has been carving and painting since the age of seventeen. Although mainly self-taught, Joe worked under Hesquiaht/Nuu-chah-nulth artist Tim Paul, and the late Coast Salish master carver Simon Charlie. Joe is deeply involved in the winter ceremonies of his people, and his artwork is defined by his attention to detail and his use of unconventional colours. Joe is a wood carver, but he has also produced numerous limited edition prints.