When Vail bought Whistler the town wasn’t sure what to expect. Amidst all the changes for staff, building a new gondola, moving chair lifts, PR, HR and WAAAY more, I am thrilled that Whistler Blackcomb kept up with their Feature Artist program. The program launched two years ago featuring local artist Vanessa Stark, followed by Kate Zessel in 2018, two of my Whistler favourites and buds so you can imagine how excited I was to be the Feature Artist for the 2019 season.
I created 3 designs for Whistler Blackcomb in early spring of 2018 which were printed on a plethora of different products. Once the designs left my hands I didn’t see them again until I was up at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain where all the merchandise is on display. It was kind of like opening a Birthday present the first time I got to see all of the finished merch. 5% of the proceeds from all of the sales goes to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation which is an amazing charity that gives back to the Whistler community in many different ways.
So…. check out my work on Whistler Mountain at the Roundhouse, at the Blackcomb Lodge in the Upper Village and at EBCB in Whistler Village at the base of the Whistler Gondola.
Here are some of the original designs that I submitted and the final results.