ʕMahtni-Raymond was born in Nanaimo, BC, in the year 1960. He is of Nuu-chah-Nulth and Coast Salish decent.
ʕMahtni’s grandfather, Wallace Touchie was a carver and canoe maker.
Much of ʕMahtni’s work is done on red cedar and yellow cedar-panelling, using the natural colors of the wood grain.
Although ʕMahtni does painting on canvas, he loves the feel of cedar.
ʕMahtni is largely self-taught, much of his work is based on legends of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
ʕMahtni has been painting since 1986.
ʕMahtni comes from the House of Niins-si-ya (Wilson Bob).