Born and raised in British Columbia, Chili has enjoyed an interesting and inspired life of hiking, climbing, and exploring the vast and beautiful wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. For the past sixteen years he’s been based out of Whistler and the Sea-to-Sky corridor, providing him with easy access to the outdoors and an international client base.
The amazing natural spaces and landscapes of BC inspire much of Chili’s artwork. He has explored the province extensively as a professional wilderness and sea kayak guide and also as a television host. He initially began painting with acrylics in 1998 on a self-taught journey and has worked for years to develop his colours and lines into a bold and unique style that recently won him Best in Show at the 2012 Federation of Canadian Artists Landscapes exhibit. When not in front of the canvas, Chili expresses his creativity as a DJ or filmmaker.