Without the heart and mastery of the artists who support us, and the lands, waters, and wildlife they love, there would be no Raincoast Gallery.

Current contributors

A portrait of Earl Hirtz

Earl Hirtz

Earl Hirtz is a wildlife photographer, as well as an avid boater and traveler. He enjoys being surrounded by nature and is proud to call BC his home.

A portrait of artist Gigi Hoeller

Gigi Hoeller

Gigi’s paintings are done almost entirely with her fingers. Her subject matter ranges widely, with her latest endeavour being a series of Totems.

Portrait of Guy Belair, the artist who creates unique handcrafted wooden salmon carvings.

Guy Belair

Guy grew up in the province of Quebec, but moved to Vancouver in 1986 after falling in love with the natural beauty of the west coast. Since then he has worked with wood and supports efforts for the conservation of BC’s wild salmon.

Cheryl Samuel stands smiling in a wooden building.

Cheryl Samuel

Cheryl has been largely responsible for the revitalization of the ancient ceremonial art of Ravenstail and Chilkat weaving in Alaska, British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii.

Craig Benson sits at the table on the Achiever

Craig Benson

Craig was born in Vancouver and has lived and worked his entire adult life on the British Columbia coast. His formal education includes environmental studies, wildlife management, and habitat protection.

Gay Adams smiles on a beach on site

Gaye Adams

During the three decades that have spanned Gaye’s career in art, her focus has been painting what delights her most: the effects of atmosphere and light.

Robert Bateman poses beside moss covered tree

Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman’s paintings call on the viewer to examine the natural world. His art reflects his commitment to ecology. Besides being one of Canada’s best-known artists, he is a spokesperson for environmental issues.

Roy Henry Vickers stands smiling at a bend in a river

Roy Henry Vickers

Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers is a world-renowned printmaker, painter, carver, author, and designer whose signature style fuses the traditional images of his West Coast native ancestry with the realism of his British heritage.