Salt Spring Island artist Jeannette Sirois presents her second solo exhibition with West End Gallery. Jeannette’s painstakingly detailed botanical drawings are a sight to behold. Spending thousands of hours in the studio, her coloured pencil pieces on paper are a testament to her dedication, patience and passion. Using nature as her guide, Jeannette expertly renders the intricate blooms plucked from her garden, including: tulips, irises and poppies.
Jeannette earned her Diploma in Design and a BFA with distinctions from Concordia University in Montreal and her Art Teacher Certification and M.Ed. from the University of British Columbia.
Having created work for public installations, gallery exhibitions and private collections, she continues to push her work into areas that give the viewer opportunities for dialogue around issues related to social change, the speed of our lives and the peace instilled from the natural environment.
1203 BROAD STREET, VICTORIA, BCJUNE 4, 2022UNTIL JUNE 16, 2022
Paul Jorgensen attended the Vancouver School of Art, now Emily Carr School of Art and Design. His education was heavily influenced by the "hard edge" paintings (flat coloured panels in structured grids) in vogue. Still, the Group of Seven, The Impressionists and magazine illustrators provided him with inspiration, as they still do. These artists, in most cases, hint at a story in a specific landscape that intrigues him. He tries to incorporate an open gate, a glimpse of a car, or a path as it hints at a person in the scene that the viewer just missed. Paul Jorgensen’s latest collection of playful landscapes features the bright colours, intricate patterns and joyful vignettes he is known for. His unique approach to painting is enhanced by skewed perspectives and prolific use of intertwined shapes and forms revealed as lush gardens, secret paths and distant locations. Paul's narrative style further encourages the viewer to immerse themselves in his paintings and travel from the comfort of home.
10337 124 STREET NW, EDMONTON, ABMAY 28, 2022UNTIL JUNE 9, 2022
We are ecstatic to announce a pop-up exhibition with internationally recognized oil painter Raynald Leclerc. Visit our gallery in Edmonton, AB or online to view this unique collection of paintings. Raynald Leclerc's artwork has been for sale at the West End Gallery since 2009.