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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?
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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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Gerda Marschall was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1949. Her family came to Canada when she was five, settling near Montreal. Gerda earned her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from McGill in 1984 while working full time. She then started her business buying and selling shipping containers and added a second business related to transport repairs. Marschall's art background includes exploring various art courses, most notably at the Saidye Bronfman Centre of the Arts and participating in numerous workshops. She was inspired and influenced by Canadian artists such as Seymour Segal, Marilyn Rubenstein, Sophie Jodoin and the late Philip Iverson. Their emphasis on expression, colour, and movement set the stage for her later works.
Gerda's compositions are motivated by colour, nature, and creativity. Nature, gardening, animals and travelling are passions of hers that influence her work immensely. Her boundless energy and truly optimistic view on life are evident in her paintings, where bursts of colour and broad strokes take on a life of their own. Her still lifes are anything but still.
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.