Robyn's Fine Art

ABOUT ME

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About Robyn & her Art

Evoking feeling in the viewer, and telling a story is just as important as striving to be a good painter. 

Channeling the beauty of life, both in human-kind & nature, expression of humankind’s quirks, and story telling to make people smile and (hopefully) go ‘Oh wow!’.

Robyn's major interest is Old Masters techniques in portraiture. She also enjoys painting more impressionistic landscapes. As a keen photographer, Robyn works almost exclusively from her own photographs.

Robyn works in oils, acrylics, pastels & pencil.

Robyn had a ‘lightbulb moment’ during an attempt at pencil drawing around 1997. Never to look back, she has aimed at continual learning in technique & theory, not necessarily in the traditional route, but by constantly seeking great teachers to develop her own style. 

Originally hailing from Western Victoria, Robyn has lived extensively in Asia. Melbourne was home base several times, then Launceston & she and her husband moved to the Noosa Hinterland in Queensland in early 2020 just as Covid19 began.  

 

Education - Art Studies:

 

    • Studied Fine Arts degree at Curtin University in Western Australia for two years via Open Learning Australia.

    • 5 weeks (approx 175 hours) of intensive oil portrait workshops in New York with world renowned portrait artist Daniel Greene over 3 years

    • Studied Japanese Sumi-E for 4 years in Tokyo

    • Various  teachers in Tokyo, Singapore & Indonesia in drawing, watercolour, & oil painting for over 10 years

    • Classes at Brighton Art Society (Melbourne), under various teachers 2002 - 2014 including Effie Bramald, Craig Penny, Clive Sinclair, Agata Lelek, Herman Pekel. 

    • Classes in Launceston Tasmania 2015 - 2016 with Leoni Duff & with Darren Meader.

    • Month long portrait workshop with Martinho Correia of Italy/Portugal/Canada 2016, studying "Principles of Portrait Drawing" and "Methods of Traditional and Contemporary Portrait Painting" (Oil)

    • Month long portrait workshop with Martinho Correia Nov-Dec 2018 in Launceston, Tasmania studying "Drawing the figure in the Grand Manner - Gesture & Anatomy" & "Contemporary Figure Painting using Bouguereau's Method" (Oil)

    • Two week intensive in Hobart, with Loiuse Fenely from Adelaide, on Still life, technical aspects of lighting and seeing forms, January 2019.

    • Online 4 day Oil portraiture workshop with Martinho Correia, Canada, March 2020.

    • Online 5 week intensive Caravaggio method workshop (Oil) with Martinho Correia, Portugal, Jan - Feb 2021

    • Online 5 week Intensive Bouguereau & the Perfect (Oil) Painting Method with Martinho Correia, Portugal, April - May 2021.

    • Online Intensive 5 week Painting from Photographs with Martinho Correia, Oct- Nov 2021. 

 

Affiliations:

 

Robyn was a member of:

    • Brighton Art Society, Victoria 2004 - 2019

    • Brighton Art Society Committee Member 2006 - 7, 2007 - 8.

    • Member of Launceston Art Society Tasmania, 2015 - 2019

    • Committee Member, Launceston Art Society 2017 - 2018.