Paul Cho an artist from Ontario who painted in the company of artists such as Eileen Rothernel, Matthew Kousal, O.J. Coghlin and Peter Snyder, all working their art in the same area of Perth and up towards Algoma and the Georgian Bay area in the 1970's.
He loved painting large, panoramic forest scenes with an emphasis on that blue shadowy backdrop making the usual charming forest scene into something more special.
A listed Canadian artist, first picked up by the National Gallery of Canada in the 1970's, there is precious little that has been added to his files for us to discover. What we know about this man is on the canvas.
A dreamer in a folk art setting, what he doesn't paint are people, houses, villages or towns. Looking into a darkened forest he sees something other than survival, he's painting a sanctuary. It's a soft and relaxing view of a dark forest with some warm sunlight just beyond.
A lovely focal point for a room, highlighting the trees in the forefront and the waterfalls, all leading up to the soft, inviting blue opening inside the forest, with no pathway to the center, beyond the trees.
A large painting, it has an ornate wooden frame just lightly scuffed here and there. The canvas is in very good condition. Ready to hang.
Frame: 32" x 44" Image: 20 1/2" x 32 1/2"