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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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David Blackwood was born in 1941 in the outport community of Wesleyville, Newfoundland and is a respected visual storyteller and acknowledged as one of Canada's master printmakers. Blackwood's art reflects the legend and landscape of his native Newfoundland.
Blackwood's work has been exhibited nationally and abroad, with over 90 solo shows and scores of group exhibits. David has been the subject of two major retrospective exhibits, and the National Film Board's 1974 Academy-Award nominated documentary film BLACKWOOD. Blackwood's etchings belong in almost every distinguished public gallery and corporate art collection in Canada and significant private and public collections worldwide, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
In 1993, he received the Order of Canada to recognize his ongoing and fundamental enrichment of Canada's cultural life and heritage. In 2003 Blackwood was awarded the Order of Ontario, and in November of 2003, Blackwood was designated an Honorary Chairman of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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.