Robert Wiens (b. 1953), born in Leamington, ON, is a Picton-based visual artist. He attended the New School of Art, Toronto (1973-74). Wiens’ earlier work consisted of large-scale sculptures and installations, depicting fragments of heroic monuments. He used sculpture and installation to explore social issues and ideas of language and representation. Since 1996 Wiens has been concerned primarily with environmental issues; native trees being the principal subject of this work. He is best known for his large-scale water colour close-ups of pine trees. Wiens’ work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including being shown in the National Gallery of Canada.