Doug (Bear) Horne is son of master carver Doug Lafortune from Tsawout First Nation and Kathleen Horne from Pacheedaht First Nation. Doug has grown up in the Tsawout community, and since early childhood has been immersed in Coast Salish art, learning from his father, uncles and other family members who have generously shared their knowledge and expertise with him.
Doug has dedicated over 25 years to creating Coast Salish art, and has worked in various art forms including carved house posts, poles, sculptures, masks, paddles, panels and jewellery, and has also created countless graphic designs.
Doug’s passion for Coast Salish art shines through the carved and sculpted artwork he creates. His unique, and beautiful carved works of art can be found around the globe. Some notable commissions include a carved podium for Camosun College, as well as designing the conference table for Camosun Innovates.