With great sorrow, we have learned of the passing of W.H. Webb in the early hours of Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Bill is survived by his daughter and five grandchildren. We want to express our condolences to Bill's family, friends, and collectors during this incredibly difficult time.
Since the lockdown in March of 2020, we have been pivoting our business, trying our best to adapt to a rapidly changing world. We want to thank Kendra Slugoski and Fletcher Kent of Global News Edmonton, shining a light on our gallery and highlighting the issues our business has been trying to overcome for the past seven months.
Artist Peter Shostak returns to the West End Gallery in Victoria for a major solo exhibition of twenty-five new oil paintings. Mr. Shostak takes the viewer back to simpler times in an environment unspoiled by television, smartphones and social media.
A few weeks ago, we entered our new website hosted on Shopify to be reviewed by a prominent SEO (Search Engine Optimization) company, WooRank. We made the cut and Adam and Courtney reviewed our website on a live webinar!
We were honoured to receive Dr. Bonnie Henry at the opening of "Canadian Ionic." Saturday, September 12, 2020! Dr. Henry was one of Elaine Brewer-Whites muses for this exhibition, reflecting on the positive impact these Canadians have had on our country.
The West End Gallery in Edmonton and Victoria return to regular business hours on August 1, 2020. Please take a minute to read how you can visit our galleries and our strategy to reduce the speed of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you and thank you for wearing your mask!
Greta Guzek is celebrating 20 years and her 11th solo exhibition, which runs June 6 - 18, 2020, at West End Gallery in Victoria! Greta’s joyous and whimsical West Coast paintings are familiar both in their stunning beauty and their intimate charm. Utilizing the intricate design and vivid colours, her artwork capture the idyllic qualities that are intrinsic to the serenity of coastal life and nature.
“Viewers in front of my paintings most often remark that the first thing to strike them is the emotional impact of the painting … the second response is to the light in the painting, and, of course my paintings are all about emotion and light. If the viewer has felt the emotion I felt when I painted the piece, then we have clicked.”-Bill Webb
Blu Smith's artwork has always been an experience to behold. Broad, passionate brush strokes, intense reds and blues complimented by hues of soft greens and purple take you on an introspective journey into a landscape or abstract expression of Blu's creation.
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