Arts was founded in 1987, in response to the many requests I had received
for artworks with an oil patch and western theme. Since that time I
have successfully published and sold limited edition artworks by respected
artists Karl E. Wood, Roland Gissing, Merv Brandel, G. Harvey, and many
others. My customers range from small companies to large corporations,
from rig hands to C.E.O’s. For 20 years I have provided
my clients with first quality artworks that are expertly framed and
web site currently showcases 7 beautifully framed oil patch artworks.
The first four are classic Alberta scenes that are only available exclusively
from Exploration Arts, while the last three images include a rare selection
of limited editions, that are almost sold out.
individual artwork is completed with the finest selection of museum
quality materials and richly coloured solid wood mouldings. With over
30 years of experience, I design each mat and frame combination to ensure
that your selection will match beautifully with both home and office
artworks include a certificate of authenticity plus a biography of the
artist. Insured shipping throughout Alberta and around the world is
also available. And as always, Your Order is 100% money back Guaranteed
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miss this opportunity to acquire these highly collectable artworks.
It's an investment you will enjoy for a lifetime.
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artwork just arrived today and honestly it looks just like a painting.
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Purchased "Alberta Heritage - The Executive Edition" for
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Alberta Legacy Series
collection of three limited edition prints represent a historical and
artistic cross-section of the best oil patch artworks ever produced
in Alberta. All three artworks are exclusive to Exploration Arts and
are not available elsewhere.
For our 22nd Anniversary this collection is now available unframed. At only $975, this affords you the opportunity to acquire the complete collection and frame them or present them as gifts, as you require.
For those collectors who enjoy acquiring
something extra special, there are a very limited number of complete
sets of three with matching numbers, as well as a limited number of
matching pairs of "Alberta Gold" and "Early Oil in Alberta".
Individual artworks from this collection may also be purchased.
Oil In Alberta" by Roland Gissing (1895-1967)
Oil in Alberta" captures the history of days gone
by... with an old style drilling rig set up in a freshly "stooked"
grain field, in the foothills of Southern Alberta. The original
artwork was completed during the 1950's in the prime of Mr. Gissings
career, and this limited edition print is the first oil patch artwork
ever produced from his illustrious career. "Early Oil in Alberta"
is well suited for both home and office decor and would make a great
companion with "Alberta Gold".
Vision" was the third and final edition from "The
Alberta Rig Series". In this artwork, Karl skillfully painted
an early winter scene with a lone elk feeding along the Ghost River,
west of Cochrane. A drilling rig stands next the rivers edge, with
the foothills and the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. This portrayal
of our western heritage, with its abundance of wildlife and natural
resources was Karl's vision of the two co-existing peacefully together.
"Western Vision" is well suited for both home and office
decor, and would make a great triple set with "Alberta Gold"
and "Early Oil in Alberta".
Gold" by Merv Brandel
Gold" salutes the spirit of the Oil & Gas Industry,
combined with the beauty and history of Alberta. This artwork depicts
a warm autumn day with a single pump jack overlooking an old ranch
homestead, nestled in the the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
"Alberta Gold" is well suited for both home and office
decor and would make a great pair with " Early Oil in Alberta".
Heritage" by Karl E. Wood was painted as a Tribute to
Our Western Culture and the Oil and Gas Industry in Alberta. Commissioned
by the owner of a Mercedes Benz dealership in Calgary, Karl took over
3 weeks to complete the original oil painting.
commemorative edition was in production for over nine months, to achieve
my standards of art quality and excellence. It includes my own personal
design of a gold foil security seal, which highlights each edition type
and limited edition number.
artwork is then expertly printed and mounted on canvas using the highest
standards of materials and craftmanship available. This ensures that
each image is as vibrant and detailed as the original oil painting.
Gold" depicts the earliest days of oil well drilling, when rigs were powered
by steam, with drill pipe and equipment delivered by horse drawn
wagons. With the foreground in the shadows, and the wooden derricks
in the sunlight, this richly colored artwork would be well suited
for all types of decor.
Different kind of Lease" portrays the early days of
the Texas oil boom - a time of change for the cowboys and ranchers
who sometimes had to make way for the new era of oil. This artwork
makes a strong statement with its vibrant colours and would be well
suited for VP offices and richly colored home decor.
Cowboys" captures the earliest days of the North
American oil patch, and is reminiscent of the Western history,
wooden derricks and rolling foothills of the Turner Valley and
Black Diamond oil boom, in the early 1900's. This large dramatic
artwork is well suited for reception areas, and board rooms and
would make a bold statement on a feature wall in a private home.
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Calgary: (403) 238-2631
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