Lot 46

UNDER SIEGE by Robert Peachey

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Artist: Robert Peachey
Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions: 30''x 30''


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About This Piece
I enjoy exploring and celebrating the landscape that many walk by without notice. “Under Siege” focuses on a moment in time where light modulates the subject in multiple ways. Light illuminates the lily pads; it brings the sky to the surface of the water and light is interrupted to reveal the natural system under the surface of the water. The importance of these small wetland areas to the health of the natural world can’t be understated. This painting serves as a reminder that our interventions in natural areas need to be carefully considered or discouraged when we move to remove them for human use.


Robert has had a 38-year career in Landscape Architecture and Art since graduating from the University of Guelph in Fine Art and Landscape Architecture. He now paints full time working from his home studio in Stoney Creek and cottage on Skootamatta Lake in the Addington Highlands. Robert is a member of the Burlington Fine Art Association and an active member of the Canadian Federation of Artists participating in the Art Gallery of Burlington’s Spring Show and Artist Mark and juried shows. Recently, Robert was invited to a four-person show at the Earls Court Gallery in Hamilton. He previously exhibited at the Beckett Gallery (1986-1997) and McNaught Gallery in Hamilton (1997-2019)


Robert draws the inspiration for his art from the natural rural landscape of the Niagara Escarpment and other regions in Ontario he travels. Working in oil, acrylic and watercolour Robert paints in a representational style choosing the medium that best suits his vision of the places he explores. Robert refers to light as the essential element in his paintings used to reveal and transform subjects in his paintings.  He often returns to locations to see and capture how light changes the focus, perception and mood of his subjects.


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