Jessa Gilbert

Jessa is an artist and adventurer creating art that celebrates wilderness and adventure. She brings her art materials on the road and into the backcountry to better capture the spirit and tone of those landscapes. When she’s not creating, you'll find her hunting pillow lines as a snowboard guide at Baldface, hauling her tent up some peak, pedalling her mountain bike all over the Sea to Sky, or ordering a second round at the local pub.

WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME?

2017 Favourite Public Artwork in Whistler – Pique Magazine
Award for attendance, little league soccer 1998

SUMMER OR WINTER?

Winter

WE CAN USUALLY FIND YOU…

In the mountains, whether on a bike, splitboard, backpacking, or working on getting lost… typically either inhaling snacks or working on a trailside water-colour painting

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WHISTLER?

The landscape! This place is vast and I feel incredibly grateful to have it as my backyard.

WHAT’S THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

Someone’s time

WHICH SONG DO YOU KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO?

No diggity by Blackstreet, I got a man by Positive K, Your Love by the Outfield, and just about all of Blink 182, BSB, N Sync, Spice Girls (don’t judge me)

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN 4 WORDS OR LESS?

Covered in paint

WHAT’S YOUR OPTIMAL WAY TO EARN YOUR APRÈS?

Multiple laps with the ol’ split board.

WHAT’S NEXT?

I’m looking for more outdoor, public art opportunities in 2018, and will be rounding out the winter season as a snowboard Second Guide at Baldface Lodge. I’m thrilled to be working with the VIMFF this year as their feature artist, and looking forward to adventures in and around the Sea to Sky. Check out more here

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