Clarence Valley Perspectives
September 19 to October 1, 2015
Born in Sydney Robyn started drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil and attended classes at the Julian Ashton school for three years where she was drilled in life drawing and commenced oil painting.
“I have been drawn to figurative work and in particular the female form which I find so expressive. I have been very much influenced by the figurative work of Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, Renoir and the luscious figures of Norman Lindsay”.
Robyn exhibits widely in Queensland over 25 years and sold works through a number of galleries on the Sunshine Coast. Her work is held in collections in the UK, USA and New Zealand as well as Australia”.
“Since relocating to Ilarwill on Woodford Island near Maclean in 2008 I have been increasingly captivated by the beauty of the surrounding landscape as a subject for my work and in recent works have added elements of the local landscape to the compositions. It then became a natural progression for the local landscape to become the subject of my recent pieces as I attempt to document the natural beauty and daily rhythms of the Clarence Valley. Wherever I move about in the Clarence Valley there are amazing vistas of beauty, light and brilliant colour to record not to mention the colourful characters.