Robert Marchessault’s love of trees is evident in his compositions. Done with intricate detail and luminous color, Marchessault’s trees are the artists’ creations, not renderings of specific tree species. His vast knowledge of trees (and hands-on experience of extensive planting and tending) contributes to the life he breathes into each of his paintings. Tree subjects floats on an abstract atmospheric backgrounds, allowing for something akin to landscape painting but in a style all his own.
Robert Marchessault received a Visual Arts Diploma from Dawson College, Montreal, QC; a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, QC; and an MA from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. His work has been shown internationally including at Gotland Museum, Visby, Sweden, and many galleries across North America. He’s been the recipient of dozens of awards including a Canada Council Travel Grant, and has received extensive press coverage. Marchessault’s paintings are in dozens of art collections including 20th Century Fox, Bank of Montreal, Rothschilds Inc, and Royal Bank.