Following earlier careers as a fisherman and carpenter, Arthur Vickers devoted himself to art in 1989. Since then, first with paintings, drawings and prints and later with relief work using layers of gold leaf, he has proven to be a talent of international stature.
Mr. Vickers has put his skills and inspiration to good use, donating numerous works of art to charity, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for more than a dozen different charities. His donated artwork has brought record bids in charity auctions.
He has served as honorary chair for the Vancouver Island C.N.I.B. “Eye Appeal” twice, and for the Camp Good Times facility for children living with the effects of cancer.
He regularly visits schools throughout British Columbia and Alberta, sharing with the children his art, history and culture. He has also participated in university education programs helping to teach the power of art and sharing to those who aspire to being teachers.
A First Nations artist of international renown, Arthur Vickers has brought credit to British Columbia through his artwork, and he has contributed equally through support of charity and his work to enlighten and inspire BC children.