Darcy Basil

D’Arcy Basil is a Secwepemc artist from the Bonaparte Band. He started his interest in carving growing up in Alert Bay, BC. Master carvers such as Beau Dick and Wayne Alfred taught D’Arcy their skills and techniques when he was a young man. Later he moved to Victoria and worked with Carey Newman, a life long friend, where he observed the Coast Salish style he has followed in his career.

D’Arcy now apprentices with Chris Sparrow in Musqueam. He has developed a unique contemporary style working alongside Chris and uses the legends and appreciation of land and animals from the Coast Salish territory to create beautiful works of art. 

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