Born in Victoria, Qwul’thilum (Dylan Thomas) is a Coast Salish artist from the Lyackson First Nation. He was exposed to the arts at a young age, as his family continues to participate in their culture and traditions. Qwul’thilum has trained in the art of jewelry work with mentor, Seletze (Delmar Johnnie), and has experimented with various other media, including limited edition prints, sand blasted wood panels, as well as paddle and drum painting. Currently working with his mentor, Rande Cook, Qwul’thilum also acknowledges the influence of the late Art Thompson, as well as Susan Point and Robert Davidson.
Qwul’thilum received a 2007/08 Aboriginal Arts Development Award to carve a two-dimensional wood panel under the mentorship of artist, Rande Cook.
"I believe that it is important to understand as many mediums of First Nations art as possible, especially the traditional forms. And thanks to the Aboriginal Arts Development Award, I have been able to honour my ancestors by moving into the medium of wood carving."