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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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Simard (1943-2014) was born in Quebec City, Quebec. He studied at the Ontario College of Art, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and the Associate Ontario Academy of Arts. Internationally renowned Simard flawlessly presents lavishly rich, brilliantly hued, discreetly playful painted surfaces bursting with flavour and love of life. He is well known for his flowers and foliage, intimate garden and still-life motifs. He accentuates the contrasts of colour in nature with rich sensuous results. As a gardener and painter, Simard follows the rhythm of the seasons with a passion. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in 1983, the New York Society of Illustrators in 1977, and served as a member on the board of directors at the Quebec Graphic Designers Society from 1974-1976. His pieces are featured in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the country.
"All that matters in a garden as in a painting is emotion."
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.