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Mountain Scape

Jessa Gilbert
Year: 2018
  • Mural
  • Paint
Status: In Place


This mural has been painted along one full side of a building. It depicts the different beloved environmental features that Squamish is known for, such as green foliage, mountains, pastel clouds, and the silhouettes of trees.

Artist Statement

The goal with this piece was to show one of the parts of what Squamish has to offer. What I love about Squamish is you have a rich, coastal rainforest but you also have an amphitheatre of mountains. The colours are lively and playful, and take a lot of inspiration from Alpenglow. The textures are from the forest and the alpine.”

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 are about the human experience and temporality of wilderness. They 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.

Relocating to BC in 2013 changed her art focus, and she has officially admitted to being an experiential landscape artist. Her pursuits of art and adventure led her to become a backcountry guide as well. You can find her at Baldface Lodge in the winter working as a snowboard guide, or in the mountains, at the beach, or on her bike exploring and working on the #getoutoftownvibe series.


38174, Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, British Columbia, V8B 0C4, Canada.

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