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Working feverously in his North Saanich studio, Blu Smith has released his latest collection that will be on display at the West End Gallery in Edmonton, AB. It's there in his sun-bathed studio where Blu pours his heart and soul into his artwork; it's where the magic happens.
In the early morning hours, Blu Smith steps out of his home, crosses his yard, and heads into his 1200 square-foot studio, also known as the Lighthouse. Everything is deliberately laid out: one area is for a workshop, with tools, lengths of kiln-dried wood and rolls of raw canvas. On the opposite side, partitioned by a movable display wall, is the creative space, concrete floors, white walls covered in paint and a bank of large windows allowing the outside in.
In this latest acquisition, you will see rays of light dancing through trees in the rich, forested area. Douglas fir and other trees surrounding the Lighthouse seep into his artwork, taking Blu down an exploratory path of abstract landscapes.
We invite you to experience the work of Blu Smith at the West End Gallery in Edmonton! Opening on November 20 and continuing until December 2, this collection will not be available forever. There is no time like the present to purchase a painting by Blu Smith for your home or office!
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.