The West End Gallery in Victoria has received a selection of new glass pieces from Saltspring Island glass artist, Bob Leatherbarrow!
As a glass artist he uses glass powder in kiln-formed glass to continue his exploration of subtle colours and the delicate beauty of naturally occurring textures. Textures are a key part of our everyday visual landscape and through them we interpret the origin and evolution of everything from mud cracks in rocks to the wrinkled skin of the elderly. Textures are important because they tell stories. Stories are important because they define our reality.
Among these pieces is a donation for Ukraine, graciously donated by the artist.
To view all new arrivals, visit Bob's artist page, or stop by our location in downtown Victoria to see them in person!
Graff's mastery of mixed media is evident in his dramatic paintings that seamlessly weave together the opulence of metallic leafing, the subtlety of transparent colour glazes, and the sleek finish of high-sheen resin. This chemistry of materials breathes life into his canvases, crafting a dance of depth and luminosity that invites the viewer to explore every inch.
We invite you to step closer, let your eyes wander, and allow your mind to engage with the elemental forces that inspire David Graff's extraordinary art.
Nathalie Lapointe's artistic journey is a testament to the strength of passion and perseverance. Her distinct style and technique have captivated audiences and earned her a deserving place in the Canadian art scene. Her commitment to the art community and dedication to her craft inspire aspiring artists everywhere. In conclusion, Lapointe's journey is a testimony to the power of artistic talent, hard work, and determination.
Step into the world of Peter Wyse, an artist who brings to life the magical relationship between nature and the human imagination with every brush stroke. In his latest masterpiece, we witness Wyse's use of vibrant colours and lively wildlife, which showcases his mastery of whimsical artistry. Let's discover the detailed techniques and heartfelt inspirations behind his latest collection, which celebrates the joy of creation and the profound tranquility of the natural world.