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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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Nixie Barton was born in Vancouver, BC in 1958, and graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelors of Fine Art in 1986 and has been exploring still life painting since. She currently lives in Nanaimo with her husband, fellow artist Grant Leier, and their son Grayson. Nixie draws inspiration from her extensive garden, which combines plants, found objects and constructions. The garden is less about the botanical and more about the visual. Luckily, those two worlds meet in joyous and creative ways.
Nixie's paintings vibrate with an enticing energy springing from the juxtaposition of classic line, bold colour, intriguing pattern and a clean and fresh composition. Her paintings are jubilant and vital, often combining acrylic and gold or bronze leaf. Nixies fascination with shape and texture is evident in her vibrant and opulent images. Her work is based partially on the imagery from her garden, and is partially interpretive. She describes her work as having "a wonky sense of composition", with colours and strong patterns.
In 2015, along with her husband Grant Leier, Nixie was awarded the Excellence in Culture Award from the City of Nanaimo for the national recognition of their work and their commitment to Nanaimo’s cultural vitality.