Q. How do I purchase a painting online? A. Please use the "Enquire Online" button. We will reply to your request as soon as possible!
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 artist 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 I see how it looks at home?
A. We offer an approval system where you can take the artwork home or to your office to see how it fits with your space. This allows you to be sure about your choice before finalizing the purchase. For more details and terms, please contact us directly.
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 the cost of shipping and handling. *Conditions & restrictions apply.
Q. Do you offer refunds?
A. We don't offer refunds due to the nature of what we bring to market, we do provide options for exchanges or store credit under specific conditions. Please refer to our Return & Exchange Policy for more details.
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Annabelle studied Fine Arts at Cegep St-Laurent and Graphic Arts at Cegep Ahuntsic, both in Montréal. Upon completing her schooling, she devoted six years to graphic arts and illustrations before concentrating on painting in 2006. Her artistic approach is deeply tied to colour, composition, and the unique way she mixes collage with paint. Each painting is fresh and spontaneous, full of 'joie de vivre.' Using mixed media collage with gold leaf, she is equally happy painting purely abstract or figurative work. Striking colours and robust design are at the heart of her pieces and further draw each viewer into her world.
Annabelle's goal is to captivate the beholder's gaze, but she also strives to connect with the mind. She creates visual scavenger hunts that link the conscious to the unconscious. Using fragments of a magazine, flocked wallpaper, and fabric, she spreads her torn handiwork upon the canvas and, little by little, forms come into being.
"I enjoy the sensation of dried glue and pigment on my hands… I do not start with a preconceived idea; the paper guides me." - Annabelle Marquis
Annabelle's work has been available for purchase at the West End Gallery since 2010
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.