Goula Paneak is an established young Inuit carver, originally from the small Arctic community of Clyde River, on Baffin Island, where he spent the first 14 years of his life. At a young age, he travelled extensively around Europe. Goula starting carving at age 5, using a range of materials such as soapstone, marble, moose antler, etc.
In 2013, Paneak moved to Nova Scotia to pursue his carving practice, in the tradition of his ancestors. He currently resides in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
The artist’s cribbage boards are beautifully carved, decorated moose antler with intricate symbolic signs, such the inukshuk, animals such as polar bears, and sun face designs.