The Summer Grasses series was one of the last major series Bert Weir produced. Site specific, painted en plein air between 2010 and 2014, in the regenerating fields immediately surrounding his McKellar studio. At that time Weir was in his 80’s. His plan and intention – his vision – was to allow nature to reclaim its natural balance while documenting the process.
Summer Grasses were painted as Weir sat in the fields amongst the grasses and flowers – Weir’s wild, natural garden.
Seven of the Summer Grasses series have been released to the public. They are available through Cloud Gallery, Orillia Ontario. Cloud Gallery is Ontario’s Hybrid Art Gallery. Cloud Gallery combines online and gallery spaces to showcase original art inspired by Ontario’s natural beauty.