Travelling, sailing and exploring our natural environment have inspired many of Robyn's varied creative pursuits. From photography to architecture; to collecting and printing textiles; and then more recently, painting, digital art and videos.
Working from memory and photographs for reference, Robyn is exploring constantly, and doesn't start with an image in mind – this process, once flowing is very exciting.
She works mostly with a palette knife, paint is applied in multiple tactile layers, bringing to life the subjects of the two-dimensional image. The palette knife has become indispensable when painting urban scenes, or abstract compositions that require strong lines, and flat planes of colour.
The urban environment, man’s essential need for nature, and human encroachment into the natural environment are themes currently being explored.
Combining painting and digital art, provide endless challenges and opportunities for experimentation, with seemingly limitless possibilities.
Robyn achieved a diploma in clothing design and production at the Cape Town School of Fashion in 1985 and a diploma in Travel and Tourism in 1998.
She has also done part-time studies and courses including photography, as well as 1 year studying with the artist Charisse Gardiner, who now resides in the UK.
At present, Robyn is working in many creative fields but primarily in clothing design/retail.
Hot Hill. Oil on canvas. 80cm x 60.5cm.