Born in 1953, Mark Henderson is from the Wei-wai-kum Band of the Kwakwaka’wakw people in Campbell River, British Columbia.
Mark is deeply involved in the arts and culture of his community. At the young age of eleven, he was taught by his father Sam Henderson who was originally from Blunden Harbour.
In the summer, Mark works as a commercial fisherman off the west coast of Vancouver Island, and in the winter he paints.
He has a unique style related to the old art of the Kwakwaka’wakw people, most noticeably seen in the carvings of Mungo Martin, Henry Speck, Willie Seaweed, and in numerous carvings in and around Alert Bay, British Columbia.