Robyn had her first solo exhibition of watercolours in Penticton 1996. Since then she has moved to painting with oils and acrylics and has continued to develop her representational style, varying her subjects from intimate close up views of flowers and fruit to panoramic views of the landscape.
Her luscious, sensual paintings reflect her intense love of the land, and the vibrant colours express her emotional response to her subject matter: “I was born in the tropics, where all the colours in the landscape are so intense and I wonder if this hasn’t always remained with me. More than that though, when I observe the landscape, I feel a deep sense of gratitude and joy, and the brilliant colours I use are an expression of this. I want people to feel a sense of this when they look at my work."
I prefer to paint outside, and when I am in my studio, I try to bring the feel of painting outside in there. I use photographs, sketches and small studies as a starting point and then let my creative side take over to bring my own sense of the world around me onto the canvas.”
Robyn’s vibrant oil and acrylic paintings have been in numerous solo and group exhibitions and are in collections around the globe.