Robert Lemay is an artist living in Edmonton, Canada.
Lemay’s floral compositions capture that feeling you get when you first lean into a bouquet to inhale the scent. He is conscious of creating a level of realism that is poetic while still retaining the illusion for the viewer of being right in that moment. Some passages are more brushy and poetic and others are more detailed. Each painting contains hundreds of these types of choices so that the viewer can be immersed in this floral experience.
Robert Lemay has been working as an artist for over 30 years and has had more than 30 solo shows and participated in multiple group shows. His work has been exhibited in Edmonton, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, Milan, as well as London and the Cotswolds in England.
Lemay’s paintings appear in collections all over the world including the Canadian Consulate in both New York City and Sydney, 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 Edmonton’s City Hall, and in many prestigious private and corporate collections. Lemay 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. Lemay was honoured to be an artist in residence for the month of September, 2021 at the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland.