Q. How do I purchase a painting online?
A. Please use the "Enquire Online" button. We will reply to your request as soon as possible!
Q. Are the colours accurate?
A. We do our best! We can send more photographs or even chat over FaceTime to assist you.
Q. How are you sizing the artwork?
A. We use inches (H x W) and only list the canvas size without a frame.
Q. What does Framed or Unframed mean?
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 artists 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.
Q. Can paintings listed as Unframed be framed?
A. In many cases, yes. Please send us an enquiry regarding the painting you wish to be framed. Please note, the cost of custom framing is not listed on our website.
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 to cost of shipping and handling. *Conditions & restrictions apply.
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Patricia Johnston is a Vancouver-based artist featured in over 800 private collections across Canada and internationally, including exhibitions in over 50 corporations and public institutions. She began painting as a child and has moved through various styles during her professional career. Johnston studied at the University of Western Ontario and the Regent Street Polytechnic Institution in London, England.
Johnston's artwork is created with numerous layers of fine oil paint and glaze, exploring the seascapes of the West coast. Her simplified landscapes seem to emit a radiant glow, the colours appearing to change throughout the day and in a different light. Her paintings are designed to reveal the spirit of the coast, as the moment's beauty inspires her. Johnston dissolves atmosphere, landmass, and wave alike to the edge of an abstracted, luminous state, clearly demonstrating an understanding of nature's nuances. Patricia Johnston's work has been available for purchase at the West End Gallery's Victoria location since 2002.
"In each painting, I try to communicate the transcendental, the world behind our visible world, the unseen behind the seen. There are moments when the world becomes brighter, in sharper focus, and stiller than normally experienced, and I try to catch that ephemeral quality and stop the world." - Patricia Johnston