David Blackwood was born in 1941 in the outport community of Wesleyville, Newfoundland and is a respected visual storyteller and acknowledged as one of Canada's master printmakers. Blackwood's art reflects the legend and landscape of his native Newfoundland.
Blackwood's work has been exhibited nationally and abroad, with over 90 solo shows and scores of group exhibits. David has been the subject of two major retrospective exhibits, and the National Film Board's 1974 Academy-Award nominated documentary film BLACKWOOD. Blackwood's etchings belong in almost every distinguished public gallery and corporate art collection in Canada and significant private and public collections worldwide, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
In 1993, he received the Order of Canada to recognize his ongoing and fundamental enrichment of Canada's cultural life and heritage. In 2003 Blackwood was awarded the Order of Ontario, and in November of 2003, Blackwood was designated an Honorary Chairman of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Today is difficult for Edmontonians as we grieve the tragic loss of two Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officers, Const. Travis Jordan and Const. Brett Ryan in the line of duty in the city's northwest. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.
Thanks to our customers' support, the campaign raised an impressive $28,790. To ensure these funds reached those most in need, I connected with Ed Stelmach, former Alberta Premier and founder of the Ed Stelmach Community Foundation. This foundation promotes "a culture of charity and equality for all Albertans" and is managed by a volunteer board. They are currently focusing on two key initiatives to assist displaced Ukrainians.
We invite you to visit our gallery and experience the beauty and magic of Vé Boisvert's latest collection. This is a rare opportunity to view her artwork in person and add her incredible paintings to your collection. Don't miss out on owning a piece of this talented artist's work!