"The surf calls so many people to Tofino. I’m fortunate to be blessed with a wonderful young lady who came to be a part of the Roy Henry Vickers Gallery for a number of years. She enjoyed the surf and we enjoyed her expertise in the gallery. Cass has moved on to continue her relationship with the sea and the surf and we all miss her in the gallery.Surfer Girl is dedicated to all those girls who have come to enjoy Tofino and the magic and power of the Pacific surf on British Columbia’s west coast."
Edition Date: March 2021Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery is Roy Henry Vickers' artist-owned gallery located in Tofino, British Columbia. This stunning traditional Northwest Coast longhouse with a carved and painted cedar plank exterior and doors of beaten copper, is a recognizable Tofino landmark.
Inside discover Roy's artwork of paintings, original prints, calendars, art cards, and reproductions hanging on hand adzed cedar walls among totem poles and carvings. As you enter the large main hall, you'll notice the soft lighting and restful music that creates an atmosphere of harmony and peace.
The gallery is open free to the public seven days a week throughout the year. Built in 1986 with the help of Roy's family and legendary carver Henry Nolla, this gallery welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year from all around the world.
Please check the homepage to see when Roy is scheduled to be storytelling at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery - this is a not to be missed attraction! Guests gather around the centre pit in the main hall to listen to stories of Roy's life, as well as inspiration of his work. Afterwards Roy is available to meet guests and autograph his reproductions."
"Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers is best known around the world for his limited edition prints. He is also an accomplished carver, design advisor of prestigious public spaces, a sought-after keynote speaker, and publisher and author of several successful books.In addition, he is a recognized leader in the First Nations community, and a tireless spokesperson for recovery from addictions and abuse.Roy has received many awards and honours for his art and community involvement. Among them are a hereditary chieftainship and several hereditary names he has received from Northwest Coast First Nations."