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Kelly Kurtz

Kelly is a Squamish-based watercolour artist who creates west coast-themed artwork for anyone with an appetite for outdoor adventure and a lover of all things west coast. She founded Salted Spruce Artwork in 2022 and released her first original watercolour collection – Coastal Nostalgia – featuring beautiful flowing kelp that reminded her of her time spent as a backpacking guide on the West Coast Trail & many other coastal expeditions.

Coastal ecosystem protection & conservation are values that are threaded through her work, and some of the causes she donates partial proceeds from her artwork are 1% for the Planet & Pacific Wild. She has also supported fundraisers with her artwork and mentored up-and-coming coastal mountain athletes through Mountain Mentors.

 

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Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.