Tim Paul

Tim Paul, Nuu-chah-nulth/Hesquiaht artist, began to paint at the age of ten and began carving at 25 in 1975 at the Arts of the Raven Gallery in Victoria, BC. At the Arts of the Raven, Tim worked under the direction of Ben Andrews and, later, under John Livingston. He assisted Richard Hunt in the carving program that the Royal BC Museum held at Thunderbird Park in Victoria in 1977. From 1984 to 1992, Tim was Senior Carver at the Royal BC Museum and left that position to oversee a native education program for Vancouver Island. Tim also worked on a Nuu-chah-nulth pole that was given by the People of British Columbia to the city of Auckland in celebration of the 1990 Commonwealth Games. As well as carving, Tim has released numerous limited edition silkscreen prints which portray various legends of Nuu-chah-nulth culture. In 2005, several masks by Tim were featured in the 'Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2' exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design in New York.