Inspired by shapes and elements from nature, Vé Boisvert’s creative approach to paintings consists of making the imagination perceivable. Using her intuition and superimposing colours on top of each other, Vé creates paintings bursting with positive energy. While painting, she listens to music and allows the rhythm of the song to be her guide as it represents the language of emotion within her. She tends to listen to low frequency music, favouring the nostalgia and melancholy it draws out of her. By harnessing and utilizing these profound emotions Vé is able to translate her feeling to paint on canvas which then evolves into beautiful and inspiring paintings.
Join us for the opening reception Saturday June 15 with artist in attendance from 1-4pm.
Ron began painting as a career a little late in life. At age 35, he was inspired, after seeing an exhibition, to try painting wildlife himself. His first effort was successful and he quit teaching and began painting full time. Over the next 15 years, Ron continued to produce wildlife paintings before branching out to landscape.In 2003, Ron began painting acrylic landscapes using an ‘essentialist’ style, focusing on the shapes and contours of landscape, omitting detail. Ron’s latest series – realistic, atmospheric landscapes painted in oil – represent a marked change from his past pieces.
“I do my paintings in a method that few oil painters employ. I begin with a canvas on which the landscape to be painted is drawn quite accurately. Then, I begin painting with the background at the upper left hand corner and progress down and to the right, rendering the painting completely until I reach the bottom right hand corner. It is all done with one coat of paint using very little medium. There are times I wait for it to dry before completing some of the details, but most are done with one coat of paint, wet into wet”.
Ron and his family now live in Victoria. "I am fortunate to live in an incredibly beautiful part of the world. From the West Coast of British Columbia to the glorious Rocky Mountains and the Prairies beyond, I find inspiration everywhere I look. I strive to convey the awe and love I have for these places though my art. I hope that others can feel the same emotions when they view my paintings."
Join us for the opening reception Saturday July 6 with artist in attendance from 1-4pm.
Lace up your walking shoes and join us for the Fall Gallery Walk, September 21st from 10 - 5pm and September 22nd from 12 - 4pm! The annual Fall Gallery Walk is a great opportunity for visitors to take a self-guided tour of Edmonton’s internationally recognized visual arts scene. Each participating gallery hosts a special collection of artwork emphasizing art and artists of merit, focusing especially on work by Canadian artists.
The West End Gallery will be featuring a solo exhibition of new works by Blythe Scott, as well as a collection of paintings by over 15 different Canadian artists. Scott emigrated to Victoria, BC in 2012 and was immediately struck by how different the quality of light was in contrast to her home city of Glasgow. This provided her with a new opportunity to explore a brighter palette. Blythe has painted many scenes of Victoria since her arrival but she still revisits European subject matter. Her newer work is often still inspired by the charming harbours and dramatic city and landscapes of Scotland, but the scenes now come drenched with the light of her new home.
Join Blythe as our gallery walk artist in residence for a painting demonstration on Saturday, September 21 from 1-4pm. Please come out for the Fall Gallery Walk and experience it for yourself!
We invite everyone to join us for this special event. For more information, please visit our event page at www.edmontongallerywalk.com. Participating galleries include: Bearclaw Gallery, Bugera Matheson Gallery, Lando Gallery, Peter Robertson Gallery, Scott Gallery, The Front Gallery, and West End Gallery