Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Just in: New bronze sculptures by Don Toney

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About the artist:
“Art is my chance to create and celebrate that which is beautiful, noble or important to the human spirit.”
It seems for as long as he can remember two things have dominated Don Toney’s thoughts: time and ambitions, horses and art.
Toney grew up on a cattle ranch in the foothills of Pincher Creek, Alberta where he rode horse before he could walk, growing up with an appreciation for the people, the creatures and the way of life that is his western heritage. These have been the inspiration of much of his art and life.
“My mother tells me that I wanted to do something artistic from the moment they put a pencil in my hand. Art has been so much a part of my life that I can't imagine life without it.”


Don Toney’s career as a bronze artist began in 1979 when he was 25 years old. It was then that he learned the method of bronze casting, and with a certain amount of trepidation and a healthy dose of ambition he decided to make his living as a professional artist. With hard work, the support of my family, friends and art dealers Toney has had his work collected by people and corporations from many walks of life.
One of the great joys of my life is his daughter Sheena. She has become the subject of various sculptures. Sheena has from time to time requested or suggested that her father create certain creatures or themes. (Commissions of the heart.)

Today, Don Toney lives just outside Lethbridge with his wife, Verna, and daughter, Sheena, where they have 60 acres and a small equestrian facility.
Toney feels very honored to be a part of other people's lives through art and sincerely hope that it brings them a measure of joy and happiness as they collect, receive, or give gifts of various sculptures from the 350 limited editions as of 2005.

Upcoming Event:
About Calgary ArtWalk Festival:
"Artwalk is an opportunity for the general public to visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists' work available in Calgary, and realize they do not have to travel abroad to find some wonderful treasures.
The event is free, and many venues will be providing refreshments and hosting special events. Artwalk is great for art students, art connoisseurs, and for the novice to come out and meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. This event's popularity over 20 years stems from it's focus on enjoyment of the arts in a friendly and casual atmosphere."
Webster Galleries Inc. is proud to be a part of Calgary ArtWalk, an annual festival which showcases talented local artists and artisans. Join us this year on
September 17th - 18th, rain or shine!

Artists in attendance: Ralph Temple, Réal Fournier, Fraser Hine, Sheila Adams, and Jonathon Earl Bowser. Full list of artists TBA.

Refreshments will be served.

Come visit, be inspired!

Webster Galleries Inc.
812 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R0E5
Ph: 403.263.6500

Hours: Tues-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-6, Sun & Mon Closed

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