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Raymond Bob


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).

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