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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Paul Jorgensen was born in 1947 in Tofino and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia. After graduating from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in the early 1970s, he spent some time travelling in Europe, the influence of the Tuscan landscape evident in his artwork. Over the next 30 years, Jorgensen worked at everything from running a tropical plant store to owning a restaurant, painting after hours. Along the way, support and mentorship came from fellow mid-Island artists Grant Leier and Nixie Barton. Leier offered encouragement and put Jorgensen in touch with the West End Gallery, which sold the first three paintings he brought to their Victoria gallery within a week. Jorgensen is now happy and humbled to be painting full-time, considering himself an "overnight success that took 55 years". Collectors appreciate the freshness of his artwork with its winning combination of fantasy, colour, and confidence. Paul Jorgensen's artwork has been available for purchase at the West End Gallery since 2001.
"My paintings are not intended to be a serious view of the world. I like work that involves imagination and technique and that suggests stories. I just want to make people happy looking at my paintings." - Paul Jorgensen