Abstract Landscapes Gallery #1

I am a contemporary Canadian landscape artist. I'm a visual story teller engaged in a mad race against time. recording disappearing pre-urbanized landscapes, as cities swallow land in fertile temperate zones. I use Elemental Texture, Luminous Colour, Symbolic Shapes and Lyrical Line and a process I have developed and call Glazed Acrylic. also see me on instagram @robinbarattaartist

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Prevailing Wind


Prevailing Wind

A steady wind acts as a sculptor, directing branches and canopy into elegant shapes.

These creations though can be fragile in the face of the hurricanes that lash this coast more frequently and stronger as the oceans warm. Each year we wonder what changes the winds will bring.

 original painting, glazed acrylic, 12x16, on cradled wooden panel, ready for hanging

$340.00

Available in March














 

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Wonderland

 



Wonderland

Along one of the city's busiest thoroughfares there are still remnants of  what was.

Most bear signs 'zoned for development, will build to suit!'

For many the the heavy equipment has already flattened the land and removed the visages of before. 

Here and there though, remnants of the earlier wonderland remain. 

Defiant, young trees reclaim what was forest and field.  

Nature is ever hopeful.  

original painting, 12x12, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang, 

 $285.00



Friday, September 1, 2023

Dancing On The Edge


Dancing On The Edge

 Trees and under story growth dance on the edge of the marsh, toes dipped into the rich moist silt. The supple reeds bow and rustle their approval. Wildlings watch the show from their homes hidden from prying predatory eyes. The marsh is a nourishing safe haven.

Salt marshes on the oceans edge, are called the cradle of the sea. A huge percentage of ocean based life is born or hatched in the marsh. Inland marshes share a similar role of incubator and safe haven.

The worlds marshes, fens and swamps are some of the most misunderstood and therefore endangered habitats in the world.

Drained to farm - they provide rich soil, drained for mosquito control, drained to build on, filled in for all of the above... once gone they are not replaceable. Wetlands the world over teeter on the edge of destruction.

12x16, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden board, ready to hang $340.

available in March




Friday, July 28, 2023

Wisdom

 


Wisdom 
Old trees have such a sense of calm, been here seen that, might be their mantra. 
Many other cultures have believed these ancients have spirits, with all of the research into tree connectedness it's easy to believe they were right. Forest bathing is proven good for the soul,
 so hug your tree today!

Wisdom 12x12 $285.

Consigned to Westland Gallery

Autumn

 



Autumn
Rich abundance reflected by rich colours, remind us how lucky we are to live in a land of plenty.

12x12, $285.
Consigned to Westland Gallery

The Road Home


The Road Home

In the not too distant past most people had a family connection to the land. 
The family farm whether it was in the care of parents, grandparents or aunts/uncles was the gathering point for families. 
I think having lost that  touch stone of tradition has created a vacuum where a lack of understanding of the importance of sustainability has grown. 
Is this ripe for development, or the source of sustenance for a hungry world?  

12x12, glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden board, ready to hang, $285.
Available in March




 

Monday, May 22, 2023

Elegant Oak

 



Spread your arms and dance with the wind. Sometimes swaying gently, other times appearing ready to leap from the ground.  Elegant partners dancing through the decades, creating their own music. 

Live Oaks are a icon for durability, centuries old they have endured much change and  hopefully will continue the dance into the future.

8x8, glazed acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang, $170.

Available in March


Monday, March 27, 2023

March Scarcely Here

 


March Scarcely Here

After a winter that hung around far too long, the first faint colours of spring are a very welcome sight. The gold of the willows and the faint blush of the maple blossoms promise warmer days and gentler weather to come.

glazed acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang, 12x24, $460.00

Available in March

Still Standing


Still Standing

The Live Oaks of the South Eastern US fascinate me and whisper to my muse paint me - paint me! and so I do. 
6x6, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden board. ready to hang $125
Available in March



















 

 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Crimson Glory


Crimson Glory
The design of this work is such that the order of the pieces can be rearranged to suit the viewer!
Sun rise, sun set, sitting on the rocky shore of a Northern Lake watching the sun paint the sky spectacular colours bathe the soul in glory. The best of times. 
18x16 Triptych ( 3 individual paintings each 16x6) glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden panel
ready to hang $432.
Available in March





















 

Monday, September 5, 2022

Marsh Highway





Marsh Highway

Channels through the marsh, used since time immemorial as watery pathways, by both human and animal alike.
 glazed acrylic, 12x12, ready to hang on cradled wooden panel
 $285.00
Available in March


















 

 

Rising Ground


 Rising Ground

Sinuous curves, follow the contours of the landscape creating patterns of colour and texture, agricultural art.

Glazed Acrylic, 12x24, ready to hang on cradled wooden board, 
$460.00
Available in March

















Friday, June 24, 2022

Treasured Memories

Treasured Memories,

For many Ontarians the near north is the place to spend lazy summer days.

A place of lakes, forest, and peace, in our hearts and memories there is no more treasured place to spend a holiday.

 8x10 on cradled board ready to hang,  

glazed acrylic, $215. available

 Available in March  



Sunday, April 24, 2022

Saw Palmetto and Old Oak

 




Saw Palmetto and Old Oak, 
Live Oaks, survivors of century's of human occupation.  
8x8, glazed acrylic, on cradled wood panel
From the first peoples, to successive waves of European settlers, the oaks have endured , watching no doubt bemused with arboreal wisdom at the short range lives we live.
ready to hang, $170.

Available in March 


Friday, August 27, 2021

Treeline

 


Treeline

A gentle separation, of field and field, crop and crop, properties, a treeline waves. Far friendlier than a fence, and a place for the wildlings to travel to, from and along, poplars, maple, sometimes evergreen are green punctuation marks upon the landscape.  

6x6, glazed acrylic, cradled wooden board, ready to hang 145.00

                                                               Available in March

































                                                                         



Swirls


Swirls

Across undulation hills the tractors dance, in their wake the soil swirls, lines and rhythms to catch the artists eye, patterns in the earth, visual music. 
6x6, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang, $145.00
Available in March























Monday, June 28, 2021

Tor

 

                                                                           Tor

 Tor, Celtic hill fort, an ancient place of safety, now a place of peace and dreams, surrounded by fields of wild daffodils, and grazing sheep.  If only all battle grounds could be this way. 

16x12, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang, 

$340.00 

Available in March


Thank you to my amazing Welsh cousin Deb Tilley for the reference photo see more of her photography here


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Across the Field

 

Across The Field

Distant silos beckon the weary farmer home, not just  storage, but a beacon too, standing tall amongst the trees and crops, a guide at the end on a long hard day. 
12x6 Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang.

$175.00 

Available in March




Friday, May 28, 2021

Bruce's Bluffs

 


Bruce's Bluffs

A weather worn cabin sit's on the edge of the bluff, overlooking a fallow field, a place for quite reflection.
12x16 glazed acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang
$340.00  
Available in March
























Monday, April 26, 2021

Road To The Lake

 

Road To The Lake

Taking the back roads to Tobermory to catch the Chi-cheemaun is for many Ontarians a summer tradition. All roads lead to the lake, and good memories.  

12x36, Glazed Acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang
$630.00
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Friday, April 23, 2021

Pastoral


 


Pastoral

Mamas and babies, caught my eye, laying together, but separately, in the warm early fall sunshine. 

glazed acrylic, 24x30, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang
$999.00  

Consigned to Tillsonburg Station Arts









Monday, March 8, 2021

Glow

 


Glow

By the rivers edge trees dip their toes. 
Elemental shapes and luminous colour combine to create a joyous work that shouts it's spring! and the the world Glows. 
 8x8 Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang

Available in March 



Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Summer Days



Summer Days
Country roads on summer days, memories of road trips watching the land slip by on our way to our holiday destinations. 
 
6x6, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden board, ready to hang
$125.00


Into The Hills



Into The Hills
Hills dip down to the road, furrows wrinkle their brows, and trees dressed for autumn adorn their crests, but wait what's that...a sold for development sign. So sad where once rolling hills, a small pond and trees dwelled, resides a factory. Is it really progress?

6x6 glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden board ready to hang
$125.00


 

Waiting for Spring


 Waiting For Spring
Old corn rows peek out between the remains of snow, willows glow gold, as the sap begins to flow. There is a faint shimmer of colour everywhere, as life stirs just below the surface, waiting for spring. 

6x6, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden board, ready to hang





Saturday, August 15, 2020

Drumlin

 


copyright Robin Baratta, Drumlin, 16x20
Drumlin
Down the side road, by the corn maze, there is an odd little hill, a glacial remnant, and a reminder of why this land is so fertile. Glacial till deposited as the drumlin was formed by the melting ice, is some of the richest soil in Canada. Soil that feeds cities and industry that in turn devours the very soil that made them possible.
   
glazed acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang
16x20, CDN $490.00 


Available in March
 


copyright Robin Baratta, Drumlin, detail

copyright Robin Baratta, Drumlin, detail
















 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Hamilton Rd Undulations


copyright Robin Baratta, Hamilton Rd Undulations
Hamilton Rd Undulations
I drive past this vista regularly, there’s a rutted farm track that goes through the fields. The land tells tales of retreating glacial flood waters, followed by forests then farms. These fields are zoned industrial use and one by one they’re disappearing under concrete and asphalt, how do we balance intelligent development with future need, in a hungry world?
  Glazed Acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang,  
                                                             24x30.CDN  $1000.00 
                                                               Available in March

copyright, Robin Baratta, Hamilton Rd Undulations detail

copyright Robin Baratta, Hamilton Rd Undulations