Roberts Gallery BlogJune 10, 2022 /
“Bronte General Store”, c. 1965, oil on Masonite, 12” x 20”
Tom Roberts painted Canada from coast to coast but the subject matter that was most familiar to him were the smalltown Ontario storefronts, mills, and people. Easily accessible for day trips from his Port Credit home, the artist would load up the car with his supplies and head out on a sketching trip, sometimes sleeping overnight in his car.
These works showed an affection for his subject and an appreciation of the simple life of smalltown living.
Mr. Roberts work was sold to collectors throughout Canada during his 60 year career as an artist.