A member of the Kwaguilth Nation, Rupert Scow was born in 1957 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, a small fishing village on the northern part of Vancouver Island. Rupert takes the Sisiutl, or double headed sea serpent, and the bear as his family crests. Although he comes from a long line of carvers, Rupert only began to carve in his 20’s under the guidance of Wayne Alfred, Vince Shaughnessy, and Steven Bruce. He has an innate talent and quickly mastered the art of woodcarving.
I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast artwork produced by First Nations artists. I-Hos Gallery is Band owned and operated by K'omoks First Nation. Our culture is expressed through our art. We are located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the site of the original K’omoks Village. We deal directly with all of our First Nation artists and provide you with all legends and artist biographies. I-Hos Gallery is Band owned and operated by K'omoks First Nations and has been est. since 1995.