Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Silent Observer


This Snowy Owl is sitting in a tree, a guardian stretching a wing in anticipation, silently observing the land. This ivory is from Siberia in Northern Russia and was gifted to me at ‘Circum-Arctic Art Show’, Reykjavik, Iceland, in October 2015. I really do enjoy working in this material and l am especially pleased with the finish of this piece as I incorporated new polishing techniques. I recently purchased some special jewelry brush bits in Vancouver for polishing metals and found out that they work incredibly well on ivory without removing any detail. This Snowy Owl has many hours of very fine detailing and texturing.

—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.