Robert Marchessault’s love of trees is evident in his compositions. Painted with intricate detail and luminous color, Marchessault’s trees derive from the artist's imagination, rather than from 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 colorful, atmospheric backgrounds, allowing for some of his repertoire to approach landscape painting -- but in an immediately recognizable style all his own that balances an arboreal foreground within abstract washes or clouds.
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 has received dozens of awards including a Canada Council Travel Grant, and has received extensive press coverage. Marchessault’s paintings are in numerous art collections such as 20th Century Fox, Bank of Montreal, Rothschilds Inc, and Royal Bank.