"My passion is to share Coast Salish art with my family, community and beyond. I am very touched when passing down this cultural legacy to my grandchildren." Maynard Johnny Jr. was born in 1973 in Campbell River, British Columbia to a father of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation and a mother of Coast Salish heritage. He has inherited a blend of cultures, traditions and art styles.
A self-taught artist, Maynard has been honing his skills since his teens. He draws inspiration from many Northwest Coast artists and particularly admires the late Art Thompson, Richard Hunt, Robert Davidson, and Mark Henderson.