Vanessa ‘Nes’ Stark was born during a mid-winter snowstorm on Canada’s West Coast. She followed her love of snowboarding and moved to Whistler B.C. at the age of 17. Her life has been shaped by life in the mountains, snowboarding and mountain biking. Her work reveals a strong, unique style that reﬂects her love of nature and passion for mountain sports.
Over the past few years Nes’ recognition has expanded as her art has been appearing commercially in the action sports industry. Her artwork has been used as ski and snowboard graphics, posters, magazine covers and most recently featured on a 2016 and 2018 Volcom Snow/ B4BC collab jacket and gloves. She has worked with magazines, snowboard manufacturers, ski companies and major ski resorts.
Vanessa creates beautiful one of a kind paintings, fine art prints, greeting cards and has her own art line on clothing called Nes<3 Wild ART apparel. Vanessa Stark Art is pro-nature and wants to keep our winters white. She works with recycled materials, eco-friendly inks and locally sourced printers and suppliers.
You can find Vanessa at Craft Fairs and Farmers Markets in British Columbia’s Sea to Sky corridor. You may also see her in the summer months live painting and creating 3D Chalk Art pieces around Whistler village.