About The Artist
Claude 'Rocky' LaRock was born 1958 in Seattle Washington. At 12 years of age Rocky moved to his Mother's Coast Salish homeland. A beautiful little community called Sts'ailes nestled at the foot of Mt. Hemlock, located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
For four decades Rocky has built a successful career as a First Nations artist showcasing his work in galleries, businesses and private collections. Rocky also uses his talent to teach First Nations culture and art in many institutions such as the First Nations Correctional Facility, the University of the Fraser Valley and most recently the community Sts'ailes school.
Rocky's art is greatly influenced by the forests, surrounding wildlife and a lifestyle rich in the Coast Salish culture. Rocky continues to reside with his family in Sts'ailes and is an active member of the community and cultural traditions.