Source: Wikipedia

Robert “Rob” Gonsalves (July 10, 1959 – June 14, 2017) was a Canadian painter of magic realism (surrealism). He produced original works, limited edition prints and illustrations for his own books.

Gonsalves was born in Toronto, Ontario. As a child, he developed an interest in art. By the age of thirteen, his awareness of architecture grew as he learned perspective techniques and he began to create his first paintings and renderings of imagined buildings. After exposure to the work of artists such as Swanwick, Escher, Dalí, and Tanguy, Gonsalves began his first surrealistic paintings. The “Magic Realism” approach of Magritte along with the precise perspective illusions of Escher came to be influences in his future work.

still waters

ladies lake

written worlds

table-top towers

listening fields

the sun sets sail

cathedral ofcommerce

flight plan

toward the horizon

stepping stones

sailing island

fall floating

bedtime aviation

water dancers

carved in stone


making waves

in search of sea

beyond the reef

unfinished puzzle

the phenomenon of floating

when the lights were out

nocturnal skating

new moon eclipsed

chess master

here comes the flood