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The grandeur of British Columbia’s backyard provides Steven Armstrong with infinite inspiration: rocky coastlines, sunlit meadows, breezy bays, and majestic mountains come alive on his canvases steeped in colour, light, and space. In his attempt to create paintings that, while built from recognizable places, will be suggestive of a broader human experience, we enter a dialogue on an emotional and enduring level – lone objects come to represent more than simply trees, rocks, earth, and sky, they suggest places that carry meaning for us as individuals. “How do you communicate the experience of exploring a costal rain forest, of hiking to an alpine lake, or watching the wild Pacific waves roll in? I grew up fascinated by the way we conceptualize and express our relationship with the natural environment and with one another – that sense of connection. I approach painting as a form of communicating an ever-changing relationship with place. It’s a dialogue, really; a conversation into which the viewer is invited.”
The West End Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Raynald Leclerc in Edmonton, Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Raynald Leclerc was born in Saint-Michel de Bellechasse in December, 1961. He spent his childhood in a colourful environment surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of Québec, profoundly influenced by growing up next to the St. Lawrence River, watching the way the light moves in a thousand and one different ways. His paintings are a reflection of the freedom in the movement of shadow and light, and fill the viewer with wonder and longing for the nostalgic rural paradise, exuding comfort and well-being. A self-taught artist, in his early twenties he became an active member of the professional painters community after studying architecture at Levis-Lauzon CEGEP and working for a time as an industrial designer. Raynald Leclerc has been earning his living from his artwork for over 30 years.
Edmonton Calendar Show
Group Exhibition of New Work
10337 124 Street, Edmonton, AB
The West End Gallery is delighted to present the return of our popular calendar show for the Holiday season! New works by our artists will be released on a 12-month desk calendar for 2018. The perfect stocking stuffer for the contemporary art lover in your life! View variety of work by gallery artists which include: Blythe Scott, Nixie Barton, Alain Bédard, Dana Irving, Grant Leier, W.H. Webb, Blu Smith, Michael Rozenvain, Gordon Lewis, Aleksandra, Glen Semple, Gerda Marschall, Darlene Kulig, Irene Klar, Peter Shostak, Rod Charlesworth, Claudette Castonguay, Élène Gamache, Brent Laycock, Bev Rodin, and more!.
All artwork subject to pre-sale.