Geo McKay was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and was raised in Greenville. Geo was born into the Beaver Tribe of the Nisga'a Nation. As the son of a very influential artist, Patterson McKay, Geo developed an early interest in the Northwest Coast Art. He assisted and learned from his father. Fueled by his natural creative urge, he soon began carving on his own.
Geo's distinctive style is an expression of his cultural heritage. He has a traditional and very spirital approach to his art. His roots are firmly anchored in the natural beauty of the Nass Valley and the traditions of his forefathers.