Born June 22, 1967, Wally Pelton is a member of the Ka’adaas Gahh Kiiguwaay/Raven Wolf clan of Tanuu. Wally was born in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii and has lived there his entire life.
Wally’s first interest in Haida art emerged when he was 15 years old, and he has been drawing and painting ever since. He has taken design courses with Robert Davidson and recently completed a wood carving apprenticeship with Ben Davidson, who is Roberts’s son. Wally’s main focus now in art is working in appliqués making dance blankets and other such clothing for traditional ceremonies.