Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Ptarmigan in the Willows


“Inserting the inlays of the beak and tail feathers was very difficult. I could have also taken the easy way out and inserted real willow twigs but decided instead to carve them from antler.”

Billy Gauthier

Billy Gauthier

Billy Gauthier


Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

(1978- )

Billy was born on July 7, 1978, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. In his early years he travelled eastern Canada residing and schooling in Ottawa, Yarmouth and Halifax in Nova Scotia, then at the age of thirteen returned to live in Goose Bay. He now lives in North West River in Labrador and enjoys fishing and hunting on the land with his family.