We are passionate about art and dedicated to promoting the careers of contemporary Canadian artists. Our artists specialize in various media, from photorealism to abstract, including figurative, landscape, and still life. We also represent talented glass artists who showcase exceptional technique and skill. Our mission is to provide our artists with a supportive and professional environment, connecting them with collectors worldwide. Many of our artists have gained international recognition and are highly sought after by collectors. We proudly represent these talented individuals and help them reach their full potential.
In today's digital world, having a robust online presence is essential. Our website is a crucial aspect of our business, allowing us to reach a global audience and showcase our artists' work. Our website offers a seamless shopping experience for those interested in purchasing original art online. We designed our website with our customers in mind, providing easy navigation, detailed information about our artists and their work, and high-quality images to help collectors make informed decisions. Our website is a great marketing tool for our artists' work, as it helps us connect with art enthusiasts from all over the world and our local community.
Since 1975, West End Gallery has been an essential part of the Western Canada art scene. Its founders, Dan and Lana Hudon, opened the gallery in Edmonton, AB, and quickly gained recognition for their commitment to quality and expert curation. In 1994, the gallery expanded to a second location in Victoria, BC, and has since built a reputation for exceptional service and high-quality artwork. Today, Matthew (Son) and his wife Jennifer continue this legacy as the new owners, committed to carrying on the dream that began over 47 years ago.
Throughout the years, West End Gallery has received numerous accolades, including recognition from The Edmonton Journal as the Best Gallery in Edmonton and The Times Colonist as the Best Gallery in Victoria. The gallery values its relationships with clients and strives to provide a pleasant and memorable experience every time they interact with them. The gallery's dedication to quality extends to its website, which offers a seamless online experience for art lovers worldwide. West End Gallery makes it easy for clients to browse and purchase artwork, regardless of their location.
West End Gallery is not just a business. It's a family. Dan and Lana Hudon founded the gallery in 1975, and their two sons were frequent visitors when they were young. In 2005, the youngest son, Matthew, joined the gallery full-time and has played a significant role in shaping its future vision. Matthew is the gallery owner today, and his two children are recognizable faces when they visit after school.
At West End Gallery, we are a close-knit team passionate about art and committed to providing our clients with the best experience possible. The current owners, Matthew and Jennifer Hudon, are honoured to continue the legacy started by Matthew's parents over 40 years ago.
Matthew and his wife, Jennifer, are the new owners of West End Galleries in Edmonton, AB and Victoria, BC. Matthew is passionate about technology's power to bring art to a wider audience. As someone who grew up in the information era, he has seen the impact of technology on small businesses and is determined to make the West End Gallery as engaging online as it is in person. Matthew's strengths lie in something other than art history or a technical ability to paint.
"In broad strokes, artists are not looking to an art gallery for help with their technical abilities. They have already honed those skills themselves. A professional artist recognizes their limitations and often seeks a second opinion to tackle their shortcomings. In this field (Fine Arts), having a clear and consistent taste is crucial. While it can evolve, consistency is valued by both artists and customers alike. I know what I like and don't like, which has proven helpful for creatives. Honest feedback can be difficult for many artists to receive, but I can provide it without biases."