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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 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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After settling in Canada, David Thai enrolled at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario where he completed his business degree, after which he went on to pursue Glassblowing at Sheridan College where he graduated from the Crafts and Design Glass Program in 2002. Upon graduating David was accepted as a full-time Resident of the Harbourfront Center in Toronto. While there he was both a resident artist and an Instructor of Glassblowing. It was during this period of time where he began to exhibit his work at shows and in galleries across Canada and the United States. After spending three years at the Harbourfront Center, David moved to the Living Arts Center in Mississauga, Ontario with an eye to eventually explore opportunities on his own.
"Glass is the medium which best expresses my innermost feelings. Like a liquid, it can be formed almost without limits. When I approach glass in its fluid state, I am deeply moved by it. My eyes attentively follow the metamorphosis of this molten medium as it takes the shape of my concept.... My work is an attempt at balancing technique and concept. I am inspired by the technical cane work of Italian master glass blowers and am currently experimenting with a variety of techniques, at the same time I am incorporating exotic materials such as silver and gold leaf."
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.