Our Pick: Creative Christmas Gift Ideas From Whistler Artists

Don’t you just love it when you receive a thoughtful Christmas gift rather than something generic and off-the-shelf? We do to. So to help you be the best present-giver ever, here’s our top pick of thoughtful and creative gift ideas all made by local artists from Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton.

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1. Kate Zessel

Why we think you’ll love her:

Born in Vancouver, Kate is a long-time Whistler local and kick-ass skier whose artwork has can be found on Prior Skis and Snowboards, as well as at events like the World Ski and Snowboard Festival and winning the very-rad Art Throwdown paint battles. Kate’s artwork is inspired by her wanderlust and passion for west coast adventure.

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Buy Kate’s artwork

Online: society6.com/katezessel for t’s, tanks, throw cushions, mugs and all sorts

Email: kate[at]zesseldesigns.com for original artwork and prints

Phone: 604.612.3319

In Real Life: Kate lives and works in Whistler so if you need a last minute gift or a commission, give her call

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Artwork

Small, medium and large canvases and prints, mugs, tote bags, throw cushions, wall clocks, iphone cases, clothing

Price

Small items around $15 – $30

Original artwork $100+

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2. Andrea Mueller

Why we think you’ll love her:

As an artist and event planner for the Whistler Arts Council, Andrea is a huge part of the local art community. She has her finger in almost every creative pie in town and can always be counted on to surprise you with something completely unexpected. Her work is packed with bold colours, loose brush strokes and darkly playful imagery.

Meeting Andrea is like opening a book at a random page with the punch of a truck driver – Stan Matwychuk

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Buy Andrea’s artwork

Online: andrealikesart.com

Email: info[at]andrealikesart.com

In Real Life: Andrea works at the Whistler Arts Council so you can always stop by there and say hi, we’re sure shed love to meet you

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Artwork

Small, medium and large canvases, prints, art cards, postcards and magnets

Price

Small items around $15 – $30

Original artwork $250+

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3. Sarah King

Why we think you’ll love her:

Sarah is originally from the UK but now lives full-time in Whistler, and she’s been in love with the west coast of Canada since the first time she stepped foot on Vancouver Island. Sarah’s unique illustrations have been featured in well known publications including Wired and the Guardian newspaper.

Since moving to Canada, Sarah’s style has grown from her original pen and ink typographical design to include anything she can get her hands on in the wild. If you buy a piece of woodcraft from Sarah you can guarantee that it was ‘locally sourced’ – aka found in the forest on one of her adventures!

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Buy Sarah’s artwork

Online: www.sarahaking.com

Email: hello[at]sarahking.com

In Real Life: Sarah spends her winters snowboarding so she’s never too far from the hill. Drop her an email if you need a gift quickly and she’d be happy to show you some ideas!

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Artwork

Original Typographical Artwork: Small, medium and large original artwork

Prints: Small, medium and large prints, art cards, postcards

Woodcraft: Skate decks, coasters, trinket boxes, sculptures

Price

Prints and small items $15 – $200

Original artwork $400+

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If you’d like to have your treasures featured on Art of Living please get in touch with us on our contact page, we’d love to meet you.

Merry Chrimbob, everyone!

 

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