Joshua was born in Victoria, BC in January 1982. His cultural background is Cree/Metis from the Canadian prairies, but he has lived on Vancouver Island for more than half his life. Joshua graduated from Victoria High School where he was first introduced to Native art through a program offered at the school. From grade 9 to 12, he was taught by Victor Newman, a Kawkwaka’wakw artist from Fort Rupert, BC. During this time, Joshua also worked with his uncle, Greg Prescott, who is a Northwest Coast style wood carver. Joshua was awarded the graduation prize and the highest honour as the outstanding Native art student for the whole school district in 2000. Newman also introduced Joshua to John Livingston with the hope that Joshua could apprentice with him. Joshua worked under his tutelage and as an asstant to John Livingston from 1999 to 2006. During this time, Joshua also worked with such artists as Calvin Hunt, Eugene Hunt, Peter Grant, the late Art Thompson, and Rande Cook.
Joshua excels in detailed carving and painting and he prides himself on clean craftsmanship. He produces masks, drums, canoe paddles, bentwood boxes and wall panels in red cedar, yellow cedar, yew, alder and maple wood.
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