W. H. Webb

W. H. (Bill) Webb 1940-2020

With great sorrow, we have learned of the passing of W.H. Webb in the early hours of Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Bill is survived by his daughter and five grandchildren. We want to express our condolences to Bill's family, friends, and collectors during this incredibly difficult time.  

Please read our tribute to Bill Webb for more information.

UPDATE: October 29, 2020: As we proceed through these unprecedented times with COVID-19 now apart of our daily lives and public gatherings limited to 15, we must move forward carefully to honour Bill Webb's legacy. Until we can all come together to celebrate his life, we will be hosting a dedicated page on our website for his collectors to view his retrospective works. We would appreciate any photographs, stories and memories you wish to share with us to create Bill's online memorial. Please email with attachments art@westendgalleryltd.com

Bill Webb was born and raised in England, and, after a career in education and a move to Canada in 1968, commenced a new career as a professional artist in 1990. He currently resides in Forestburg, Alberta.

Webb is a landscape painter who describes his style as “painterly realism.” He uses acrylic paints in a manner reminiscent of the traditional school of watercolourists to create topographical landscapes that are intellectually developed with the inter-related elements of space, form, colour, line, unity, and rhythm. Bill’s work has demonstrated a lasting love affair with the vistas and mountains of Alberta. His large realistic landscapes reflect the beauty, mood and endless horizons of this land.

“Viewers in front of my paintings most often remark that the first thing to strike them is the emotional impact of the painting … the second response is to the light in the painting, and, of course, my paintings are all about emotion and light. If the viewer has felt the emotion I felt when I painted the piece, then we have clicked.”-Bill Webb