Welcome to the West End Gallery
Annabelle Marquis’ artistic approach is deeply tied to colour and composition and the unique way she mixes collage with paint. Each painting is fresh and spontaneous, full of ‘joie de vivre’. Using mixed media collage with gold leaf she is equally happy painting purely abstract or figurative work. Striking colours and strong design are at the heart of her pieces and draw each viewer further in to her world.
"I’m challenging my subjects, revisiting my technique, adding new bright colors, daring to drip over… All in an attempt to venture myself to new edges. Creating change rather than searching for change. Like Picasso famously said: ‘I find and then I search’ " - Annabelle Marquis 2019
Exhibition opens on Saturday, November 9th from 1pm – 4pm and continues through November 21st, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
Shi Le is a professional artist and an art educator. He received a bachelor’s degree in fine art at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute of China and a Master’s at the University of Waterloo. Shi Le has been teaching fine arts in various post-secondary institutions including Lakehead University, Queen’s University and the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.
“Landscape is a recreation of the moment in memory that captures my emotion in response to the truthfulness of nature. From creek series to the inner woods and grass land, the personal response and understanding to my surroundings are central. Through a palette knife-stroke and flat brush-stroke, I hope to reactivate on the canvas the fascination that the landscape of Ontario has drawn on me.” - Shi Le
Please Join us for the opening reception on November 17 between 1 and 4 pm. This exhibition runs November 17 - December 5, 2019. Please note - Shi Le is unable to attend the opening reception.
Please direct all artwork enquiries to our Edmonton location 780.488.4892 / 855.488.4892