The Williams family are members of the Nu-chah-Nulth of Ditidaht First Nations. They are from the Thunder Bird Longhouse. The family's carving style is that of the Nitinat tradition. Rick has been able to take the traditional Nitinat style of his father and adapt a variety of colors to blend with his artistic vision. The Williams family of artists has been carving for many generations. The result of this long family tradition is a style that is not only traditional but a spiritual heritage.