Welcome to Artverse Gallery
Artverse Gallery is a Vancouver Island based non-conventional, modern art gallery that offers a collection of oil paintings by our in house artist, Rajat Shanbhag.
Each painting is created by drawing inspiration from Vancouver Island and has various landscapes and scenes depicting the same.
All of our paintings are original oil paintings created by Rajat Shanbhag and are painted plein air or in the studio over a few sessions depending on the nature of the painting.
With a variety of styles and sizes, we have something for everyone. If you find an art piece that you like, but we don’t list the size you need please contact us and we will custom build it for you.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rajat Shanbhag is an Engineer turned Oil Painter with a masters in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas University.
He works as a product designer and pursues his passion in art and oil painting in Victoria and Vancouver Island, B.C.
Rajat's paintings have been selected in many international exhibitions, most recently winning the best category for Plein Air Salon and he was amongst the selected finalists in the Art Renewal Center.
You can visit Rajat's personal website here.
We invite you to our popular weekend relax and unwind group session.
We love to entertain and teach all ages from how to paint and create a work of art in a short period of time.
Please contact us if you wish to book a birthday party, Sip and Paint, Camp Day, Team building, Corporate events or any other Group Event!
Experience our in-house artisanal boutique that carries a curation of sustainable products that complement the gallery.
If you are an art collector, buyer, interior designer or simply an art lover looking to learn more about any of our pieces, get in touch.
We also offer customized framing, oil painting classes and do commission based art work.
Rajat's studio is located in Brentwood Bay in Artverse Gallery.
We organize oil painting workshops and carry small batches of sustainably made clothing that supports artisanal communities in India.
You can visit us at 7167, West Saanich Rd, Brentwood Bay, Victoria, V8M1P7 usually Thursday-Sunday.
Please make an appointment if you want to make sure we’re there.
Check our calendar to see all upcoming oil painting classes and workshops.
Take a class online
Follow Rajat's Skill Share Class to learn online at your own pace.
You'll learn how to approach and simplify your favorite landscape scenes and turn them into beautiful oil paintings - with nature as your never-ending inspiration.
The class is beginner-friendly and can also be taken by aspiring and established artists as well as anyone who'd like to pursue art recreationally or otherwise too.