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Q. Are the colours accurate?
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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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Robert Held aspired to be an artist from an early age. While pursuing a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, Robert was awarded the graduate assistantship. Upon graduating, he was offered the position of Head Ceramics at the new Sheridan College in Ontario. After discovering his love for glass blowing, he returned to Sheridan and launched Canada’s first college-level hot glass program in 1969. This program allowed many North American artists to become skilled in the medium and established Robert as the pioneer of art glass in Canada. In 1987, Robert Held Art Glass was born after he and his wife decided to move to Vancouver and experience the lifestyle that the West Coast had to offer. The company has since grown to become Canada's largest hot glass studio and the line is carried in major museum collections, large retailers and galleries of all sizes.
Glassblowing allows me to explore both painterly concerns and my fascination with surface decoration, while continuing to challenge the other physical and creative skills required to take the vessel shape in ever new directions. I strive to create pieces that provide both a tactile and visual pleasure. It is through this experience that I can share my passion for glass with the world.