Hollie Bear Bartlett
Born in Terrace, British Columbia, Hollie is a member of the Haisla Nation. The Killer Whale, revered for it’s great strength and skill as a hunter, is her family crest.
Hollie’s interest in art began at an early age. She moved to Vancouver and began her career as a photographer in 1985. Hollie continued to define her unique vision not only through the medium of photography, but later in the graphic arts and currently through her jewelry.
In 1998, Hollie began her four year apprenticeship with master carver, Corrine Hunt. Corrine was instrumental in introducing her to the Kwakuitl art of engraving. Hollie has since apprenticed with Michael Reynolds, a renowned goldsmith. This inspiration and artful instruction has resulted in a new approach with works combining silver and gold, stone setting, texture and inlay.