Matthew Flaherty was born on February 13, 1998 in Iqualuit. He started carving at the age of 7, and his first carving was walking bear. Matthew is a self-taught carver, having watched his family create art. His favourite subjects to carve are the polar bear and wolf.
Matthew started drawing at the age of eight years old. He likes to draw animals, landscapes and hunting.- Joemee Takpaungai