Welcoming Sophie Carrier to West End Gallery Victoria!
10 February, 20221 min read
We are very excited to announce that new paintings by Sophie Carrier have arrived in Victoria!
Sophie's paintings are an aesthetically pleasing world of abundance, both cheerful and somewhat naive, and far removed from the pessimism in which society is overwhelmed on all sides by present culture, media and art. The nature she constructs is based on drawing inspiration from the garden and the forest. Usually beginning with an important figure that impressed her (a bird, a flower), she gradually constructs the picture using successive layers of intentional accidental and controlled factors. This technique combines drawings, collage, realistic painting, pools of polymer, broad strokes made by large paintbrushes, recoveries, transparency, and minor motifs. It is all part of a composition, in which the neutral spaces control the filled areas of the canvas. She seeks to maintain visible traces of each layer as blueprints to the construction of each finished painting.
Graff's mastery of mixed media is evident in his dramatic paintings that seamlessly weave together the opulence of metallic leafing, the subtlety of transparent colour glazes, and the sleek finish of high-sheen resin. This chemistry of materials breathes life into his canvases, crafting a dance of depth and luminosity that invites the viewer to explore every inch.
We invite you to step closer, let your eyes wander, and allow your mind to engage with the elemental forces that inspire David Graff's extraordinary art.
Nathalie Lapointe's artistic journey is a testament to the strength of passion and perseverance. Her distinct style and technique have captivated audiences and earned her a deserving place in the Canadian art scene. Her commitment to the art community and dedication to her craft inspire aspiring artists everywhere. In conclusion, Lapointe's journey is a testimony to the power of artistic talent, hard work, and determination.
Step into the world of Peter Wyse, an artist who brings to life the magical relationship between nature and the human imagination with every brush stroke. In his latest masterpiece, we witness Wyse's use of vibrant colours and lively wildlife, which showcases his mastery of whimsical artistry. Let's discover the detailed techniques and heartfelt inspirations behind his latest collection, which celebrates the joy of creation and the profound tranquility of the natural world.