UPwithART 2.0 - 24-30 May 2020


Donated by Brian Meehan

Robert Marchessault is Canada’s leading interpreter of trees in paintings. Much of his work for the past 30 years has been devoted to progressive ideas presented by images of trees. Whether as unique single trees or groupings in a landscape, his unmistakable style finds ways to move viewers. An underlying passion for ecological responsibility prompts his art. The image of a tree is universally understood as carrying positive symbolic strengths; in Marchessault’s hands the more subtle and introspective aspects are explored. The artist has been represented in Canada by Bau-Xi Galleries since 1987. (http://robertmarchessault.ca/)