Kate Zessel is a local Whistler artist, drawing inspiration from the natural wonder and surroundings that she calls home. Originally from Vancouver, she made the move from weekend warrior to pursue her mountain life full time. Putting pen to paper allows her to capture moments of her adventures into visual pieces.

You can find her unique blend of intricate line work, patterns and nature hanging proudly on the walls of local art events, adorning the top-sheets of skis and snowboards for GNU and Prior and as graphics for different outdoor brands such as Whistler Blackcomb and The North Face.

She hopes her art will resonate with that feeling of being completely immersed in the wilderness.