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Jessa Gilbert

Discipline: Backcountry Artist

Red Hook, NY
Squamish, BC

Jessa’s paintings and drawings are driven by her experiences in the backcountry, and she finds awesome ways to blend art and adventure. Her art supplies are always along for the ride on slopes and trails so she can capture the feeling of being in the wilderness moment by moment. Jessa’s #getoutoftownvibe artwork serves as studies for larger full colour paintings that celebrate wilderness and adventure.

Don’t let the sketchbook fool you though – Jessa shreds harder than most people you’ll meet. A former snowboard freestyle competitor from New York, she relocated to BC in 2013 and “retired” to the backcountry.

When she’s not in the studio or creating artwork in the mountains, she works as a snowboard guide in Nelson, BC.

“It’s Friday people, act like it.”