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Jessa Gilbert
Nelson, Canada

About the Artist

Jessa is an artist and backcountry guide currently based out of Nelson, British Columbia. Here, the union of Art and the outdoors is part of her everyday life. Jessa's paintings and drawings emerge from her experiences in the backcountry, blending the creation process with adventure to capture the spirit of exploration during her time outside. These adventurous artworks also serve as studies for murals, bringing backcountry adventures back to urban and daily life. The artworks aim to celebrate play and exploration, and these moments within the wild. These pieces explore the connectedness be…

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About the Artist

Jessa is an artist and backcountry guide currently based out of Nelson, British Columbia. Here, the union of Art and the outdoors is part of her everyday life. Jessa's paintings and drawings emerge from her experiences in the backcountry, blending the creation process with adventure to capture the spirit of exploration during her time outside. These adventurous artworks also serve as studies for murals, bringing backcountry adventures back to urban and daily life. The artworks aim to celebrate play and exploration, and these moments within the wild. These pieces explore the connectedness between all parts of the adventure – the sky, the trees, our footprints, etc – through the use of one, single, continuous line to create the foundation for each piece.

Jessa grew up in New York State and attended the University of Vermont to study Studio Art, Art History, and Sociology prior to relocating to British Columbia, Canada in 2013. Her work has been exhibited internationally, notably in New York, California, Montreal, Vermont, Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler. She has been commissioned for large public murals in addition to collaborating with brands like Burton Snowboards, Great Big Story, Salomon Freeski, Stance Socks, Marriott Hotels, Baldface Lodge, La Mer, Mica Heli, Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC), Fox Racing, Trek Bicycles, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF), Arts Whistler, and Resort Municipality of Whistler.

Artist’s Work

Confirmation ridge
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Confirmation Ridge

By Jessa Gilbert

From the river
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From the River

By Jessa Gilbert

Silvercup ridge
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Silvercup Ridge

By Jessa Gilbert

Cheakamus flow
Jessa gilbert

Cheakamus Flow

By Jessa Gilbert

Squamish summits
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Squamish Summits

By Jessa Gilbert

Warm wanderings
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Warm Wanderings

By Jessa Gilbert

Surf check
Jessa gilbert

Surf Check

By Jessa Gilbert

Filtered forest
Jessa gilbert

Filtered Forest

By Jessa Gilbert

Winter waterways
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Winter Waterways

By Jessa Gilbert

Earl grey
Jessa gilbert

Earl Grey

By Jessa Gilbert

Chasing the light
Jessa gilbert

Chasing the Light

By Jessa Gilbert

Education

  • University of Vermont, Bachelor's
    Burlington, Vermont,2011