Heather Wheeler – In Memory

With management experience and the wisdom of mentors she valued deeply, Heather opened her first art gallery in 2000 in Downtown Victoria. In 2002, she expanded and founded The Avenue Gallery in prestigious Oak Bay Village. Heather felt blessed to be surrounded by spectacular art, artists and art lovers as well as to live and own a business in Victoria.

In December 2021, The Avenue Gallery was honoured to be named ‘Best Art Gallery’ in the Times Colonist Readers’ Choice Awards. In January 2022, not long after receiving this special recognition, Heather sadly passed away. Her husband, Larry, and the gallery staff are carrying on with Heather’s tradition of representing some of Canada’s finest artists.

Heather Wheeler – In Memory

With management experience and the wisdom of mentors she valued deeply, Heather opened her first art gallery in 2000 in Downtown Victoria. In 2002, she expanded and founded The Avenue Gallery in prestigious Oak Bay Village. Heather felt blessed to be surrounded by spectacular art, artists and art lovers as well as to live and own a business in Victoria.

In December 2021, The Avenue Gallery was honoured to be named ‘Best Art Gallery’ in the Times Colonist Readers’ Choice Awards. In January 2022, not long after receiving this special recognition, Heather sadly passed away. Her husband, Larry, and the gallery staff are carrying on with Heather’s tradition of representing some of Canada’s finest artists.

Catherine

Catherine was born and raised in the “Beach” area of Toronto and has a background in education and community service. Art and design have always intrigued her, as well as been an integral part of her self-expression—she often finds herself altering clothes, furniture and her garden. In the gallery Catherine is always fully engaged with people. Her passion and detail-orientated sensibilities help our clients to find the perfect piece that speaks to their aesthetic vision for their environment and most importantly, makes them happy.

Recently celebrating her semi-retirement and 18th year at the gallery, Catherine’s boundless enthusiasm makes us smile.

Catherine

Catherine was born and raised in the “Beach” area of Toronto and has a background in education and community service. Art and design have always intrigued her, as well as been an integral part of her self-expression—she often finds herself altering clothes, furniture and her garden. In the gallery Catherine is always fully engaged with people. Her passion and detail-orientated sensibilities help our clients to find the perfect piece that speaks to their aesthetic vision for their environment and most importantly, makes them happy.

Recently celebrating her semi-retirement and 18th year at the gallery, Catherine’s boundless enthusiasm makes us smile.

Kathleen

With B.A. (Hons) and M.A. degrees in History in Art from the University of Victoria, Kathleen is well versed in art. Kathleen completed a Graduate Internship at the Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery and later worked at the Legacy Art Gallery. She has volunteered at the Royal BC Museum and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Born in Ottawa and raised in the heart of Oak Bay, Kathleen has an affinity for 20th-century Canadian art, particularly the work of Emily Carr and The Group of Seven.

Joining The Avenue Gallery in 2014, Kathleen took on the position of Gallery Manager in January 2022. She is grateful for her family, friends and colleagues; for her home on beautiful Vancouver Island; and for the ongoing support of The Avenue Gallery’s loyal clientele.

Kathleen

With B.A. (Hons) and M.A. degrees in History in Art from the University of Victoria, Kathleen is well versed in art. Kathleen completed a Graduate Internship at the Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery and later worked at the Legacy Art Gallery. She has volunteered at the Royal BC Museum and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Born in Ottawa and raised in the heart of Oak Bay, Kathleen has an affinity for 20th-century Canadian art, particularly the work of Emily Carr and The Group of Seven.

Joining The Avenue Gallery in 2014, Kathleen took on the position of Gallery Manager in January 2022. She is grateful for her family, friends and colleagues; for her home on beautiful Vancouver Island; and for the ongoing support of The Avenue Gallery’s loyal clientele.

Barb

Barb was born and raised in Toronto where she received her formal art education and started her career. A regular visitor to Victoria since the 1970’s, she made it her home in 2017 where she continues to be inspired by the beautiful west coast. With her background as both an artist and a gallery owner, Barb’s experience shares a balanced perspective and is a valued resource for our clients and artists alike.

 

Barb

Barb was born and raised in Toronto where she received her formal art education and started her career. A regular visitor to Victoria since the 1970’s, she made it her home in 2017 where she continues to be inspired by the beautiful west coast. With her background as both an artist and a gallery owner, Barb’s experience shares a balanced perspective and is a valued resource for our clients and artists alike.

 

Wendy

Wendy was born in the UK, into a family of artisans, and has lived on three different continents. A successful jeweller, Wendy often wears her clothing upside down or inside out!

 

Wendy

Wendy was born in the UK, into a family of artisans, and has lived on three different continents. A successful jeweller, Wendy often wears her clothing upside down or inside out!

 

Kathi

Raised in Ottawa, Kathi left to attend art college in Toronto. While there, she was introduced to glass blowing, jewellery-making and clay.  After graduating with a BFA, Kathi became a professional potter and gallery owner in Nova Scotia. However, the coast of British Columbia continued to draw her. In 2015, she made Victoria her home, where she now focuses on painting.

With an extensive knowledge of materials and process, Kathi offers clients insight into the diverse work of The Avenue Gallery’s artists.

Kathi

Raised in Ottawa, Kathi left to attend art college in Toronto. While there, she was introduced to glass blowing, jewellery-making and clay.  After graduating with a BFA, Kathi became a professional potter and gallery owner in Nova Scotia. However, the coast of British Columbia continued to draw her. In 2015, she made Victoria her home, where she now focuses on painting.

With an extensive knowledge of materials and process, Kathi offers clients insight into the diverse work of The Avenue Gallery’s artists.

Patricia

Though a Maritimer by birth, Patricia has called Victoria home for most of her life. She spent her career studying and teaching as a cultural historian, with specializations in ceramics, glass, and furniture. For several years she was the Adjunct Curator of Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She has been enthralled with the aesthetic of The Avenue Gallery since she first crossed its threshold in 2002, and is now thrilled to join its dedicated team, helping clients find the art that will bring them joy for years to come.

Patricia

Though a Maritimer by birth, Patricia has called Victoria home for most of her life. She spent her career studying and teaching as a cultural historian, with specializations in ceramics, glass, and furniture. For several years she was the Adjunct Curator of Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She has been enthralled with the aesthetic of The Avenue Gallery since she first crossed its threshold in 2002, and is now thrilled to join its dedicated team, helping clients find the art that will bring them joy for years to come.