John Lennard has recently returned from a year living abroad. His first solo show at the Roberts Gallery will focus on this period of time where he lived and painted in Paris and Barcelona. John's first six months were spent in Paris sketching the local scenes and people, enjoying daily visits to the Louvre - visiting and revisiting masters' works. His afternoons were then spent in the studio working his sketches into paintings. The following six months were spent in Barcelona where John immersed himself in the cultural atmosphere of Spain, sharing his studio with local artists.
DARRELL BELL -- New Paintings of Illumination "I am constantly attracted to the illumination that lights landscape - and the emotional connection to that light - whether the quietness of morning, full-on light of mid-day, raked light of dusk or the subtle glow of night time." -D. Bell
My paintings are landscape based, often including figures, architectural elements of other signs of human encounter with nature. they arise from sites that I have experienced, sites that resonate for me, compel me to examine carefully in order to understand the attraction, the sense of tension and life unfolding. -Regina Williams
Zeer's latest work, inspired by his recent move from Alberta to British Columbia, was painted on the shores of Harrison lake and Lake Okanagan. These works express Rob's love of the interrelationship between the human figure, nature and water.
Quebec Artists - Then and Now will showcase work by our contemporary artists from Quebec and important French-Canadian artists we have had an association with in the past. This exhibition will feature Jeannette Perreault and will include work by Rachel Gareau, Danielle Lanteigne, Élène Gamache, Phyllis Mendell, Claude A. Simard, Richard Montpetit, Pierre Lefebvre, Renée duRocher, Real Sabourin, Catherine Y. Bates & Laurie Campbell.
Did you miss our 14th annual Sketches exhibition? Are you feeling full of regret because of the missed opportunity to see great Canadian art? Never fear, we have kept our walls full, hung with work from both our historical and contemporary artists.
Our "Coast to Coast" exhibition will feature new landscape work by Roberts Gallery artists living and working in each of the 10 provinces, coast to coast.To those familiar with RobertsGallery and its artists, this should prove exciting. Participating Artists: Rob Zeer, British Columbia Deborah Lougheed Sinclair, Alberta Darrell Bell, Saskatchewan RFM McInnis, Manitoba Susan Oomen & Geoffrey Armstrong, Ontario Real Sabourin & Claude A. Simard, Quebec Paul Healey, New Brunswick Mary Anne Ludlam, Nova Scotia & Newfoundland Philippa Hunter, Prince Edward Island
2008 marks the 60th year that the Wildridge family has owned and run the Roberts Gallery. The years Sketches show highlights some of the artists that became so important in our developing business including; A.Y. Jackson, A.J Casson, J.E.H. MacDonald, Goodridge Roberts, Charles Comfort, Alan Collier, F.H. Varley and many more. For work by our contemporary artists, please follow the Contemporary Artist link below.
Joseph Peller in his fifth solo exhibition at Roberts Gallery seeks a restless city through his interpretation of ubiquitous light. These new paintings, works on paper, and sculpture explore the daily rituals of contemporary urban life and its supporting infrastructure.
Since his last exhibition, Bruce has traveled through France on an 1800km cycling trip from Paris to Bordeaux via Normandy and Brittany. Work produced on that journey will be exhibited along side work produced in his favorite locations on the Eastern Shore of Georgian Bay such as Britt and Whitefish Islands.