With such beautiful mountain vistas, wildlife, and nature right at your door step, it’s no wonder that Whistler is home to an incredible art scene- all inspired by life in the mountains. With so many talented artists calling Whistler home, Whistler Blackcomb has been featuring an artist for the past few years. This is a great opportunity as it means that the artists work is hung in and around the resort as well as used for merchandise. This year’s Whistler Blackcomb featured artist is Andrea Mueller, a long-time local. Her art style is unique and her passion shines through all her work. Here is more about Whistler art scene and in particular, Andrea Mueller.
Making Whistler Home
Andrea grew up in a small town outside of Toronto, Ontario. She studied all varieties of mediums at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Afterwards, she moved to Whistler. For the past 15 years, she has been creating in a workshop, perfecting her art. Her passion for her natural surroundings shines through her work and is noted in her subjects: Bears, foxes, birds, etc. Her passion is not only fuelled by Mother Nature. She has also noted that the people that visit Whistler and the energy of the town drive her passion to create.
Her work is characterized by bold colors, messy loose brush strokes, and darkly playful imagery. It is considered contemporary in nature. If this matches your taste, take a piece of Whistler home with you by purchasing her artwork here. If you can’t take it with you, Andrea also ships her art internationally.
In The Community
Andrea plays a large role in the community and is member of Arts Whistler, a registered charity with the goal of weaving arts and culture into the fabric of the Whistler community. In addition to making her own pieces of art, she runs classes teaching locals, visitors and youth how to paint.
Give Back to the Community
As the Whistler Blackcomb featured artist, you can find Andrea’s prints on t-shirts, mugs, hats and hoodies. It is also visible at the Roundhouse Lodge. You have the opportunity to give a different kind of Whistler gift, whilst giving back to the community. 50% of all proceeds from these products sold go directly to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. You can help to provide financial support to a range of different organizations in the Sea to Sky Corridor, in the areas of human services, education, recreation, arts & culture and the environment.
Buy these products from Roundhouse Lodge, Essentially Blackcomb in the Carleton Lodge and Blackcomb Ski And Sport in the Blackcomb Day Lodge.
Whistler is bursting at the seams with creative individuals and this year’s feature artists, Andrea Mueller is no exception. Next time your in Whistler, look around. There’s probably a local artists work hanging up beside you. What’s more, local art work is a great gift to bring back home while supporting artists. Now, come and see it with your own eyes by booking your vacation into the mountains.