Patrick Amos was born in 1957 on Nootka Island on the west coast of Vancouver Island into the Mowachaht/Muchalaht band which is one of thirteen bands that make up the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation.
Patrick began his artistic career as a printmaker and designer which led to a position with Pacific Edition Graphics in Victoria, B.C. He assisted other artists with preparing designs for serigraph printing as well as producing his own designs. He continues to be a prolific designer and releases several new limited editions prints each year.
He began carving wood in 1979 under the direction of Tony Hunt Sr. at the Arts of the Raven Studio. This studio was founded to encourage and train younger artists and to encourage a quality product in both the market and ceremonial events. Patrick began carving with Tim Paul at the Thunderbird Park at the Royal British Columbia Museum in 1984. He has been included in numerous exhibitions and has had a long term relationship with the Royal British Columbia Museum shop and galleries throughout the Northwest Coast.
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