If you are in the area you can turn south from Highway 3 down Quaker Road and it will take you straight there.
If you are in Port Stanley, head up Sunset Road (the main road in and out of Port Stanley) towards St Thomas, and turn right at Sparta Line in the community of Union, and that will take you to the main street of the village of Sparta, and the Peter Robson gallery will be on your left before the intersection.
Peter was born and educated in England and after working at Canterbury Cathedral as an apprentice decorative stone carver, he moved to Canada in 1966, where he lived and worked for many years.
Below, there are two works of art by this talented artist, both of which are examples of his beautiful style of painting, and in the Studio on the main street through the village, there are many examples of his work to be enjoyed or purchased.
If you are travelling through the area you will find the village of Sparta to the north-east of Port Stanley.
Sparta was settled by Quakers who moved here from Pennsylvania back in 1822, led by Josiah Doan, and many of the descendants of those early settlers still live in the area today
From St Thomas and Aylmer you can get here by turning south on Quaker Road, crossing county road 45 (John Wise Line) and continuing south until you come to the four corners in the village.
ARRIVAL OF THE TALL SHIPS
The print, the Arrival of the Tall Ships, is a picture that I have in my home, and one that I really enjoy.
Many years ago, I worked for Peter Robson when he and his business partner owned the Sparta Tearoom Restaurant, back in the 1980s, and I remember the Tall Ships arriving in Toronto and being so happy when we bought this print, which still has pride of place in our home.
Heading Home is another picture that my husband and I treasure because we love the winter-time and snow, and this picture reminds us of the great times we have enjoyed on the snowmobile trails in winters past.
Peter Robson - Sparta
Link back to the Artist's website
Sparta House Tea Room & Restaurant The Restaurant serves tasty lunches in a unique historic atmosphere - while you're there check out the extensive tea-pot collection of your hostess, Mavis.
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