Troy Bellerose

Troy Bellerose is a contemporary artist of Cree heritage. Born in 1970 in Picture Butte, Alberta, Bellerose moved to British Columbia in 1986 where he soon became intrigued with Northwest Coast art. He studied the fundamentals of formline design with his close friend Andrew Morrison, an accomplished artist of the Nisga'a nation. He began carving in 1995 under Nisga’a artist Andrew Morrison and later under established Haisla artist Art Bolton, who guided Bellerose in learning the art of mask carving. Using local red and yellow cedar, Bellerose creates beautiful wood wall panels, bowls, bentwood boxes, paddles and other carvings in the Northwest Coast style. His work may be found in private collections around the world.