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Q. Are the colours accurate?
A. We do our best! We can send more photographs or even chat over FaceTime to assist you.
Q. How are you sizing the artwork?
A. We use inches (H x W) and only list the canvas size without a frame.
Q. What does Framed or Unframed mean?
A. Unframed implies the artist intends the painting to be displayed without a frame. Traditionally, the canvas is finished on the sides with a black edge, or the image wraps around to the back.
Framed implies that the artists intends the artwork to be framed, and the price includes the cost of framing by our gallery. We do not list the framed size, as you may choose framing options, depending on availability. Restrictions apply.
Q. Can paintings listed as Unframed be framed?
A. In many cases, yes. Please send us an enquiry regarding the painting you wish to be framed. Please note, the cost of custom framing is not listed on our website.
Q. Can a piece of art be shipped from your other location for a viewing?
A. Artwork transfers between our galleries can be arranged depending on availability and being part of an active exhibition. There is a nominal fee to cover to cost of shipping and handling. *Conditions & restrictions apply.
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Born in Montreal, Bob Leatherbarrow now resides on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The combination of an interest in the outdoors and science led Bob to study undergraduate geology at Queen's University and graduate studies at Carleton University in Ontario. Little did he realize that this would become part of the cornerstone of his career in glass art. Following graduation Bob followed the boom to Calgary in 1979 to join the hunt for oil. He worked his entire career as an exploration geologist for Chevron.
Looking for new challenges, he bought a kiln in 1988 and began a series of experiments. Drawing from his understanding of science, experimental approach, and willingness to take risk, Bob has developed a solid understanding of how glass behaves when heated in a kiln. With the use of glass powders and a number of techniques, he has created a signature style that explores the beauty of natural textures. Bob's artwork is represented in galleries throughout western Canada. He is a respected and popular instructor who teaches in studios worldwide.
West End Gallery respectfully acknowledges the Lekwungen peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, on whose traditional lands our Victoria gallery stands. We also acknowledge that our Edmonton gallery is situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, and Inuit.