Doug Horne trained with Douglas and Perry LaFortune, as well as his uncle, Francis Horne. While Horne has always been exposed to Salish artwork, he has been carving on a full-time basis since 1998.
Horne works with traditional Salish crests and motifs, but he is especially interested in experimenting with unconventional forms and unique symbols. He is primarily a wood carver at this stage and prefers to work in red cedar. Horne showcases the highest quality carving, creating wood sculptures such as totem poles and talking sticks.
His family highly reveres their traditional background, preserving and passing it on to future generations. Horne imbues this belief in his art, which reflects the utmost respect for tradition.