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If Winter Comes…The Promise of Each Year in the Paintings of Anthony Apesos

October 30, 2020- February 7, 2021

The Arnold Arboretum comes to life in Tony Apesos’s sensitive and expressive oil paintings. Working in his studio, he recaptures an essential essence derived from his frequent walks in the Arboretum. When elements of the landscape catch his eye, he interprets them with brush and spirit in accomplished works. His series of winter landscapes are especially vibrant, layered so finely that the cold and stillness of the land reverberate within the image.

Apesos is a professor at Lesley University College of Art and Design and has been extensively represented in solo and group exhibitions. He has received many honors, been included in numerous publications, and lectured widely. You can visit his website.

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Tree silhouettes and shadows
Oaks, Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 24″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Reflection of trees and branches in water
Willow Path Brook, oil on panel, 12″ x 16″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Bare tree branches interwoven with sun behind them
Black Branches, oil on canvas, 16″ x 12″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Bare, interwoven tree branches
Lavender Mist, oil on canvas, 40″ x 54″ Tony Apesos
WInter trees and shrubs in a border on a snow covered field
Flat Shadows, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Brilliant orange light through bare trees
Looking West on Bussey Hill, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Bare trees in winter snow
Cluster, oil on canvas, 24″ x 12″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Bare trees and rocks in winter
Hemlock Hill with Rocks, oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Rocks and the bottom of trees in snow
Near Top of Hemlock Hill, oil on canvas, 9.5″ x 12″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Misty winter brush and trees in winter
Path over the Swamp, oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Glow of moon on a pond with dark trees in the background
Glare on Dawson Pond, oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Dark border of trees
Rose Garden, oil on panel, 8″ x 12″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Evening light on trees at edge of a pond in winter
Orange Night, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Trees at a pond with shadows on the pond
Shadows on Dawson Pond, oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Bare branches bent over in the snow
Bent Shrubs, oil on panel, 8″ x 12″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Bare tree in winter with two large branches oing out from the main trunk
Y and Y, oil on panel, 8″ x 12″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Moon over trees, snow, water
Yellow Moon, oil on panel, 12″ x 16″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Trees above a rocky outcrop in winter
Centre Street Rocks, oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Trees covered in snow and ice
Snowy Tree, oil on canvas, 22″ x 28″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Silhoette of winter tree against the sky
Mist, oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Small stream cutting through the snow
Bussey Brook, oil on panel, 8″ x 11″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Trees on the slope and in a snowy meadow
Slab, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Trees among rocks in winter
Behind Hemlock Hill, oil on panel, 8″ x 20″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Winter trees and brush in the snow
Slushy Meadow, oil on canvas, 28″ x 22″ Copyright Tony Apesos
Narrow stream cutting through grass and snow
Thaw on Bussey Brook, oil on canvas, 16″ x 40″ Copyright Tony Apesos