Robert Savignac was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1946 and grew up to study at Vieux-Montreal CEGEP and Université du Quebec. Known for lovingly painting the chaotic splendour and lush abundance of urban gardens, Robert’s latest collection abounds with colour. Playing with real landscapes and his imagination, he creates beautiful and inviting oases on canvas. Flowers spill from balconies, vines creep up the side of stonewalls, all while dappled sunlight casts its light and shadow. Masterfully playing with perspective, composition and a jewel-like palette, he revels in creating contemporary portraits of floral spaces. An artist, who delights in sharing his love of painting, takes the viewer with him on a journey to the tranquil respite of the garden. Robert’s works are featured in numerous private collections in Canada and Europe and is one of Canada's most sought after artists.
Blythe Scott launches her latest exhibition Paint the Town Red, which celebrates and explores her connection to her home country. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1969, Blythe is celebrating her milestone Birthday with an explosively colourful and quirky interpretation of Scotland’s cities, landscapes and coastal villages. Whether describing castles or harbours, cities or patchwork farms, Paint the Town Red speaks of the joy and playfulness of the Scottish spirit. In developing this collection, the colour red emerged as a strong motif. It seemed to convey an exuberance which expressed both her affection for her home country as well as an excitement she wanted to communicate. A vibrant palette layered mixed media and signature use of metal leaf are all in abundance in these pieces which are played out on at times, a larger scale than usual. Blythe’s love affair with the square format continues, including large diptychs composed of side by side squares, creating panoramic views of her subject matter.
The West End Gallery in Edmonton is pleased to announce a major exhibition by Scottish - Canadian artist, Blythe Scott. Please join Blythe for the opening of Paint the Town Red, Saturday, September 21, 2019 between 1 and 4 pm in Edmonton. Blythe Scott will be the artist in residence for the 2019 Fall Edmonton Gallery Walk and will be hosting a painting demonstration and talk between 1 – 4 pm on Saturday, September 21st.
Exhibition continues through October 3rd, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
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
Blending techniques from the impressionist school mixed with Group of Seven sensibilities, Rod Charlesworth’s splashes of bright colour perfectly describe the wild texture of the Canadian landscape. From Haida Gwaii to Peggy’s Cove and up to the Northwest Territories, Rod’s sensitivity for capturing the vast Canadian landscape is unparalleled. His work, whether bold landscapes or whimsical images of children at play, is now collected world-wide and he is more committed than ever to painting images that have a strong Canadian cultural influence.
"What initially inspired me to paint was how we all see the world differently. I wanted to strike my own visual language that could be used to portray the Canadian landscape in all of its rugged subtleties.” -Rod Charlesworth
The West End Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Blu Smith opening on Saturday, October 19th from 1pm – 4pm.
Blu’s subject matter has strong ties to nature and uses organic shapes balanced with cavernous spaces that are filled with light and seem to glow with an atmospheric quality. Typically, Smith begins with broad washes and textures, pulling out and developing 3D shapes within the structures. Using drywall compound he builds up texture and afterwards attempts to resolve the surface with incisive line drawing.
Exhibition continues through October 31st, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.