We are passionate about art and dedicated to our artists, working hard to foster the careers of contemporary Canadian artists in various media, ranging from photorealism to abstract, including figurative, landscape, and still life. We also showcase innovative glass artists who distinguish themselves with their talent, technique, and high-quality work. Our goal is to provide our artists with a professional and friendly environment, promoting their artwork to collectors worldwide. Many of our artists have gained international recognition and are considered essential acquisitions to dedicated collectors. We are honoured to represent these talented artists and help them achieve their full potential.
In today's digital age, having a robust online presence is crucial. Our website is a vital part of our business, allowing us to reach a global audience and showcase our artists' work. Our website offers a seamless shopping experience for those looking to purchase original art online. Our website is designed with our customers in mind, providing easy navigation, detailed information about our artists and their work, and high-quality images to help our collectors make informed decisions. The value of our website lies in its ability to effectively market our artists' work locally and throughout the world, allowing us to connect with art lovers from all walks of life.
West End Gallery has been integral to the Western Canada art scene since 1975. Dan and Lana Hudon established the gallery in Edmonton, AB, and quickly gained recognition for their dedication to quality and expert curation. In 1994, the gallery expanded with a second location in Victoria, BC, and has continued to build a brand synonymous with exceptional service and high-quality artwork. This legacy is continued by Matthew (Son) and his wife Jennifer, who took over ownership in January 2022 and committed to continuing the dream that started over 47 years ago.
Over the years, West End Gallery has received many 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, no matter where they are..
We are more than just a business - We are a family. Our founders, Dan and Lana Hudon, started the gallery in 1975. Over the years, visitors often saw their two sons frequent the gallery as young children. In 2005, Matthew, the youngest son, joined the gallery full-time and has been instrumental in shaping the future vision of West End Gallery. Today, Matthew is the gallery owner, and his two young children are now recognizable faces when they visit their father after school.
At West End Gallery, we pride ourselves on being a close-knit team passionate about art and dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible experience. Current owners, Matthew and Jennifer Hudon, are proud to continue the legacy that was started by Matthew's parents in 1975.
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 to be creative. They've harnessed that muscle within themselves. Professional artists acknowledge their blind spots and seek a second set of eyes to help them solve a problem. In this industry, it is vital to be decisive about taste. It's okay to let it evolve over time, but artists and customers admire consistency. I know what I like and don't like. This has proven beneficial for creatives because I provide them with valuable insights. Receiving honest feedback can be a problem for many artists."