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We were taught the beauty of nature which surrounded us in all its riches and try to capture some of this beauty in all our artwork.
Harold continues the Kwakwaka’wakw tradition of creating bold and innovative artwork based on the fundamentals of Northwest Coast design which in itself is constantly changing and evolving. Creating in the tradition of his forefathers, Harold creates in a style that is distinctively his own.
Besides learning the fundamentals and principles of Northwest Coast design, he has learned the importance of setting high standards in all endeavors.
Harold Jackson Alfred is from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation and is a ‘Namgis artist from Alert Bay, B.C. currently living in Victoria, BC.
Harold has been creating artwork for more than fourty years and has had the privilege of working with and learning from such artists as Tony Hunt Sr, Beau Dick, Wayne Alfred, Doug Cranmer, Henry Hunt Sr, Oscar Matilpi and Bruce Alfred. Of great influence was the artwork of Willie Seaweed, Charlie James and Mungo Martin.
Harold is skilled in making fine quality jewellery in silver & gold; totem poles, stained glass, carvings, prints and metal arts and my passion is reflected in each artwork created.