Dana Irving: From Here to There - Relaunched!

Due to a series of unfortunate events, Dana Irving's exhibition, "From Here to There," was displaced due to the temporary global lockdown in March of 2020. We now have an opportunity to revisit this genuinely fantastic exhibition with the relaunch of our gallery in Edmonton seven months later! With five new paintings to add to this collection, Dana Irving and the West End Gallery in Edmonton invites you to a re-opening of "From Here to There," Saturday, September 19, 2020! 

Irving's painting style is borne of a deep affection for the Canadian landscape. From her childhood in rural BC surrounded by pine trees and lakes to her current home in Vancouver, where nature can be ignored by no one, the natural world has left an indelible mark on her sense of aesthetics and place. 

"The pattern of going to a beautiful place and staying a while, seeing it in all kinds of weather, at all times of the day and then drawing and painting it, is a loop that I love to repeat. These are the best business trips ever! In the summer of 2019, I spent a week hiking around Canmore and Lake Louise in the Rockies and then a few weeks later, I made a 5-day kayak trip around Desolation Sound on the west coast of BC. This exhibition is the fruit of those two adventures. I am always amazed at how far I can go just one step (or paddle) at a time." –Dana Irving 2020