Our gallery is renowned for fostering the careers of many contemporary Canadian artists - many internationally recognized and considered essential acquisitions to dedicated collectors. Our painters range from photo-realism to abstract, including figurative, landscape, and still life, encompassing various media. Innovative glass artists distinguish themselves with their talent, technique, and high-quality work.
Our gallery was established by Dan and Lana Hudon in 1975 in Edmonton, AB, and our second location was opened in Victoria, BC, in 1994. We have been working tirelessly to build a business and a brand synonymous with internationally recognized curation and quality. This dedication continues today, with the ownership transition to Matthew (Son) and his wife Jennifer in January 2022. A new commitment to continue the legacy of a dream began over 47 years ago.
Our gallery is a family business. Over the many years, visitors would often see Dan and Lana's two sons frequent the gallery as young children and have watched them grow up in the business. In 2005, Matthew, the youngest son, joined the gallery on a full-time basis and has been an asset in the future vision of the West End Gallery. Coming full circle, Matthew's two young children are now recognizable faces when they visit their father after school.
Matthew Hudon is the Owner and Director of the West End Galleries in Edmonton, AB and Victoria, B.C. Matthew grew up in the information era, seeing firsthand the impact of technology on small businesses. His goal is to make the West End Gallery engaging online as it walks through the gallery's doors. He is passionate about working with clients looking to acquire Canadian fine art. Matthew aims to market his artists online to the next generation of art buyers through creative tools like social media and a modern, easy-to-use website. One of his more recent and innovative services is drawing custom art mockups as more people are now buying from home.