Northwest coast native art

by Mike Bellis, haida nation

My journey as an artist is just getting started. I’ve found a passion for carving that’s in my DNA, and the legacy of my ancestors is a fire within that fuels my creativity. Summers spent in Haida Gwaii as a child exposed me to the carving tradition within my family, but I did not pick up a chisel until recently. My first carving was a 7ft pole, Family, that I crafted as a gift for my wife in 2018. That I possessed the skills to create a totem pole was as surprising to me as anyone! Since then I’ve honed my skills creating a variety of traditional and contemporary artworks, including panels, sculptures, paddles, canoes, and totem poles.

I am grateful for the knowledge passed on to me by my father, my cousins, and other master carvers that I’ve spent time with. I am committed to learning and evolving as a Haida artist, interpreting the natural world around me through cedar and formline.

Haw’aa

Northwest Coast native Art

Mike Bellis, haida nation

My journey as an artist is just getting started. I’ve found a passion for carving that’s in my DNA, and the legacy of my ancestors is a fire within that fuels my creativity. Summers spent in Haida Gwaii as a child exposed me to the carving tradition within my family, but I did not pick up a chisel until recently. My first carving was a 7ft pole, Family, that I crafted as a gift for my wife in 2018. That I possessed the skills to create a totem pole was as surprising to me as anyone! Since then I’ve honed my skills creating a variety of traditional and contemporary artworks, including panels, sculptures, paddles, canoes, and totem poles. I am grateful for the knowledge passed on to me by my father, my cousins, and other master carvers that I’ve spent time with. I am committed to learning and evolving as a Haida artist, interpreting the natural world around me through cedar and formline.

Haw’aa

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"I've found a passion for carving that's in my DNA.”
- Mike Bellis -

Mike Bellis is a Haida artist from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

For sales of existing artwork, or to discuss a commission, please contact via email or phone. You can connect with Mike on Facebook and Instagram

EMAIL: mike@michaelbellis.com \\ PHONE: 250-713-2229