About the artworkThis orginal beguiling floral study by Robert Lemay depicts an intimate still life study rendered in realist brush strokes. The burgeoning bouquet is strikingly constrasted against a simple, dark background which imbues the subject matter with a dynamic presence in the composition. The artist demonstrates the fragile details and breathtaking beauty of the peonies, applying a vibrant palette of pink hues, with care and attention employed to exploring the subtleties in shading through various different tones. This contemporary piece is painted in oils on stretched canvas, hand signed by the artist and ready to be displayed.
Robert Lemay is an artist living in Edmonton, Canada. He has had more than 30 solo shows and his work has been exhibited in Edmonton, MontrÃ©al, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, and Milan. Lemayâ€™s paintings appear in collections all over the world including the Canadian Embassy in both Beijing, China and Canberra, Australia. Shaw Communications has named a room, The Robert Lemay Room, in Shaw Court in downtown Calgary. His work is also part of the Canada Council Art Bank, and hangs at Clif Lede Wineries in Yountville, California, at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, in Edmontonâ€™s City Hall, and in many prestigious private and corporate collections. He was the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant early in his career, in both 1989 and 1990. He was the inaugural Artist in Residence at Graceland University in Iowa in 2014.