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1203 BROAD STREET, VICTORIA, BC - OCTOBER 15 - 27, 2022
Irene Klar’s much-anticipated solo exhibition opens Saturday, October 15. Inspired by water, whether it be the sea or rivers near and far, Irene focuses on the people who rely on it, those who make it a timeless source of life, travel and trade. Throughout the collection, she uses bright colours, paints intricate textile prints and simplifies shapes down to their basic forms. Recognized throughout North America, Irene has painted commissions for Amnesty International Canada, Amnesty International USA and the Trans-Canada Trail. She is also widely represented in both public and corporate collections.
1203 BROAD STREET, VICTORIA, BC - OCTOBER 1 - 13, 2022
Ryan Sobkovich is an accomplished young phenom from Wasaga Beach, ON. Scouted and nurtured from a young age, Ryan has been professionally exhibiting in galleries since he was sixteen. Aware of the importance of education, Ryan consciously took the time to advance his education and graduated from Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Arts in 2016 with Honours in the Advanced Fine Art Program. Now at twenty-seven he is already a veteran and one to collect in Canadian art.
Ryan's love of nature inspires him to paint wilderness scenes of Canada while hiking, camping and kayaking around the great lakes and other areas across the country. He utilizes dynamic, impasto brushwork and layered complementary colours to convey emotions, feelings and thoughts while on site in the wilderness. Ryan particularly enjoys painting 'en plein air' and painting in large scale. His works are collected by private, corporate and public collectors nationally and internationally.
1203 BROAD STREET, VICTORIA BC - SEPTEMBER 10 - 22, 2022
Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in 1964, Josée Lord is a self-taught artist who has been painting since she was very young.
Josée's still life paintings are marked by a singular style. Radiant declination of warm colours and bursting opaque reds and blues shape the perspective of her still-life flowers. These tones give the precise shape of the still life, and her florals spread shivers of beautiful colours as if Josée has given them distinct personalities. She needs direct contact with the material and likes to touch the painting to breathe life into it.
Josée's success is based on the passion she communicates with her brush. She begins each piece by sketching on the canvas through texture, form, and pattern; then, free rein is given to her imagination. Particularly touched by the uneven nature, Josée is very familiar with objects and hand-made things, allowing her the freedom to exteriorize her emotions. The work of the talented Josée Lord can be found in many collections of private art and companies around the world.
1203 BROAD STREET, VICTORIA, BC JUNE 4, 2022 UNTIL 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, AB MAY 28, 2022 UNTIL 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.