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Q. Are the colours accurate?
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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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Steven Armstrong was born in 1962 to an artist mother and geologist father, both with an enormous capacity for observing the landscape, albeit through profoundly different lenses. After spending a few years in various parts of rural Ontario, they settled in Vancouver in 1966. As a member of an artistic family, Armstrong developed a deep, early interest in visual arts, music, and language. Besides his "practical education," Steven spent time practicing Graphic Design and travelling extensively throughout Asia and Europe. Finally, in 1996 Steven settled on Vancouver Island, where he has been painting professionally since 1997.
"How do you communicate the experience of exploring a coastal rain forest, hiking to an alpine lake, or watching the wild Pacific waves roll in? I grew up fascinated by how we conceptualize and express our relationship with the natural environment and with one another—that sense of connection. I approach painting as a form of communicating an ever-changing relationship with place. It's a dialogue, really – a conversation into which the viewer is invited."
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.