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 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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Darren Petersen has been creating blown glass for over 20 years. He received a BFA in glass from the Alberta College of Art & Design and is a regular Series instructor at Red Deer College. He has exhibited work across North America as well as in Germany and South Korea. Darren’s work is well represented in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and private collections worldwide. Darren is a passionate naturalist, wildlife photographer, fly-fisher, and bow-hunter. These outdoor activities directly inform his studio practice as creative inspiration.
"As a glassmaker, I like making objects that have a purpose, objects that people interact with daily or on special occasions that become an enriching part of their personal lives. Items that they entrust with food and flowers or raise to their lips and drink from. As an artist, I am most interested in creating objects inspired by the beauty of nature. I enjoy the profound simplicity of making things with my hands utilizing fundamental tools and skills developed in an old-fashioned way."
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.