At Home in Bronte: Artist Profile

The At Home in Bronte: Winter Edition outdoor art show showcases 50 professionally painted Muskoka chairs throughout Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park and the business district. The BIA hired local artists to create the colourful artwork. 

Robert John Paterson is a freelance illustrator from Toronto who painted five chairs for the show. Through his art, he tells stories by communicating complex ideas with simplified shapes and colors.

In his series ‘Faces of Bronte,’ Robert explores the evolution of Bronte, not only the physical landscape, but also the people growing together alongside it. He takes inspiration from music and old movie posters, which help set the tone of his work. See more of his work on Instagram.