Chili Thom

(1976-2016) Born and raised in British Columbia, Chili lived an inspired life of guiding, hiking, climbing, and exploring the vast and beautiful wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.

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 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.  This story from the Whistler Arts Council tells a bit more about this remarkable individual and his, far too short, life.




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  • End commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
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Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Chris Genovali, Executive Director

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