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June 26 - July 15

Dimensions of Colour

Barbra Edwards/Doug Fraser/Todd Lambeth

June 26 – July 15, 2020


Winchester Galleries is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition Dimensions of Colour to celebrate our colourful summer. This exhibition includes the works by local artists, Todd Lambeth and Doug Fraser, and features the works of Barbra Edwards from Pender Island. Provoking the sense of discovery, these colourful abstract expressions envision masterful colour and form combinations. We invite you to join us at Winchester Galleries to observe this collection in person following B. C’s social distancing guidelines.


Barbra Edwards has a full-time studio practice on Pender Island, BC. She studied Photographic Arts at Dawson College in Montreal, and majored in Photography and Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Ongoing studies with Harold Klunder and earlier, with Peter Kolisnyk followed, along with selected workshops in the U.S. and Canada.

The natural environment has long been a source of inspiration, with the plant and animal world having a major influence on her paintings. Edwards’ highly refined colour sense in her work triggers people on an emotional level having nothing to do with verbal language. Hers is sensuous story telling, with brushstrokes that share with the viewer how the painting was made


Doug Fraser Following four years studying graphic design and illustration at the Alberta College of Art & Design, Fraser moved to New York, attaining an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. An award-winning illustrator for 29 years, Fraser's clients included The New York TimesThe Washington PostTIMENewsweekRolling StoneMother JonesMotor Trend, IBM, NFL, NHL and Levis. In the 90s he moved to Calgary where he taught at his alma mater, ACAD. Fraser now lives and works in Victoria, where he has developed a body of work linking artistic influences such as pop, abstract and figurative art with personal observations.


Todd Lambeth investigates the abstract relationship between space and colour. Influenced by Cubism, hard-edged Modernist painting, comic books, and candy wrappers, Lambeth’s colours reference the world of advertising and design. His visually stimulating paintings express the artist’s interest in perceptions of pictorial space and are a direct response to the proliferation of digital imagery and imaging technology.


Barbra Edwards
Awake and Dreaming
oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches


June 16 - July 7, 2020

Collector's Choice

June 16 – July 7, 2020 


The Collector’s Choice exhibition includes stellar historic works by Jean Paul Riopelle and Jean McEwen, Quebec abstract artists.

Of note are two oval 1978 Riopelle oils; three Riopelle works on paper published in the Catalogue raisonné de Jean Paul Riopelle Tome 3, 1960-1965, pages 278 - 332 – 377; a 1958 McEwen abstract.


Jean Paul Riopelle
Ancienne riviere
7.5 x 10.5 inches


July 2-23, 2020

A Watercolour Odyssey

Javid Tabatabaei

July 2 – 23, 2020
lower level


Winchester Galleries is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition A Watercolour Odyssey by watercolour artist, Javid Tabatabaei. Wandering from Eastern China to Europe, Africa, and North America’s West Coast, Tabatabaei not only tells the story of cultures but also, takes the viewer on an odyssey of self-discovery. Dream-like depictions of cityscapes form a mystical relationship with nature and culture. This exhibition celebrates the multicultural aspects of our community and embraces the cultural differences through capturing the ephemeral moments of beauty in the city environment.


Javid Tabatabaie was born in Tehran, Iran. After studying graphic design, he pursued his career as an artist for more than twenty years. His impressionist depictions of landscapes and cityscapes form through the elements of light and shadow. Focusing on the human figure and behaviour in the city environments, Tabatabaei represents emotions and culture. Tabatabaei had solo and group exhibitions all around the world such as China, Turkey, Italy, and Pakistan. Tabatabaei tutors watercolour through in-person and online workshops. He was a jury in the International Watercolour Painting Competition in Izmir, Turkey, 2012. Tabatabaei is also the winner of many awards and competitions. After moving to Vancouver, Canada, Tabatabaei follows his passion by illustrating British Columbia’s landscapes and cityscapes.


Javid Tabatabaei
A view of China3
watercolour on paper
15 x 22 inches


June, 2020

Oak Bay Beach Hotel Art Exhibit

New Art Collection, June 2020


Winchester Galleries is delighted to announce a new art display at the Oakbay Beach Hotel in June 2020. A stunning hand-selected collection of Canadian sceneries showcasing nature’s wonders by the Canadian artist Greg Hardy. 

When Greg Hardy talks about expressing his emotional reaction to the land through the materiality of paint and canvas, he’s not referring to mere sentiment. For Hardy, prairie marshlands, hills, and skies are stage sets for blood-boiling dramas evoking awe, wonder, and melancholy. Billowing clouds are often the central players – ecstatic sculptural formations of invented colours that enter and exit voluminous skies.