The Studio, Gallery and Sculpture Garden
For 32 years, Michael Binkley incorporated his studio with his gallery and sculpture garden in North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Binkley is among Canada’s most successful self-represented artists. His former sculpture garden was part of his home based business. Designed by his wife, Michelle Binkley, the two built the hardscaping and Michelle maintained a wide variety of plants, which she collected over the years. There were pathways and stairways that lead to different garden rooms that would house an ever changing display of Binkley’s outdoor sculptures. Visitors could meander or take the main path directly to the courtyard gallery entrance.
Once inside the gallery, you found yourself in a vaulted spacious room with high windows to let in natural light. Here is where Binkley exhibited and sold his interior, gallery scale sculptures. For night time visits, strategic lighting brought each sculpture to life.
This gallery and sculpture garden are now closed, and the structures have been demolished.
Binkley has built a new studio and gallery in the town of Squamish, BC, Canada. He and his family spent a year working and traveling in Europe, so the new premises will not be open until the late fall of 2019.
Binkley is temporarily renting studio space from a friend in Vancouver, so he can accommodate commissions.