Irene Klar was born in Montreal in 1950. After completing degrees in Physical Therapy and Science at McGill University, she moved to Edmonton in 1973. People, textiles, pattern decoration and colours serve as her inspiration. Her interest in universal design elements has taken her on far-reaching travels from Australia to Guatemala and Morocco. These themes are incorporated into her paintings and prints which are full of the intense colours of the marketplaces. Inspired by humanity and its cultural expression of pattern and design, Klar uses sculptural line and a rainbow palette to portray a universal indigenous woman, weighted with history but imbued with grace, vitality and hope. Klar is currently featured in multiple private and corporate collections including Canada Council Art Bank, Alberta Art Foundation, and Teleglobe Canada.
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Q. How do I purchase a painting online?
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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 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. We are currently offering a promotion, *Free Shipping Within Canada with the purchase of small or medium-sized paintings! In many cases, we can apply this promotion towards gallery transfer costs and refund the expense of shipping the artwork at the time of purchase. Restrictions apply.
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