Mark Thoem was born in Oliver BC and raised on his family farm in Osooyos BC. In his early twenties he joined the Canadian Coast Guard; later in the mid-eighties was transferred to Comox B.C. where he began woodcarving as a hobby. After 35 + years working he retired to work at home where he always has something on the go. A self-taught welder, throughout the years he started to perceive himself as an artist and take himself bit more seriously and naturally his art progressed with him. He has always been interested in creating one of kind pieces and strives to achieve something truly original. Mark has always been very good with his hands and enjoys working with different types of materials, whether it’s wood, metal. He has many hobbies which include model tug boat, drones and working his on his custom Harley and vintage hot rods.