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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 artist 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.
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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 the cost of shipping and handling. *Conditions & restrictions apply.
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Ariane Dubois lives and paints in Boisbriand, QC, where she was born. Over the years, she has acquired three grants as well as a College Diploma in Fine Arts from College Lionel-Groulx, Sainte-Therese, a BFA in studio art from Concordia University, a certificate in Art History and a Master's in Museology from the Université de Montréal, and a BFA Education from the University of Quebec. As a result, she leads a double career in visual art and museology.
As an independent curator, she has organized many exhibitions and written several artist's catalogues. As an artist, Ariane has developed a personal approach that stems from her relationship with nature and natural imagery over the past thirty years.
"My childhood home in Boisbriand, Quebec, near the river, woods, and fields, inspires my painting's organic forms. I am much inspired by nature and seasons, which act as the memory of time passing by. The landscape images become a pretext to achieve a personal and meditative impression. My process of art-making over the past 20 years has included painting on canvas or paper. The technique incorporates thin layers of oil on top of acrylic, latex, and enamel paint and builds a complex space where the surface's transparency reveals layers from the ground. Textural layers made of impasto play an essential role in my work. The layers are built on top of each other and show lyrical imagery from patterns of nature."
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.