dimensions46 x 36
mediumwatercolour on bfk rives paper on canvas
Artist Statement & Bio
My trips to the desert areas of Australia have informed this work. The recent catastrophes of drought, floods and bushfires, and now Covid, have provided a reason for this work: the creation of something of beauty, calm and optimism, maybe diversion. My pictures have their roots in the real world, both tangible and intangible, and are by no means images in the conventional sense. Nature's patterns and textures are common themes where I interpret rather than copy my subject. “I work from memory of 10 minutes ago and 50 years ago”. (David Hockney) Robyn Kinsela BIO Born in Sydney. Since 1986, I have had 18 solo shows in Melbourne, Mittagong, Queanbeyan, Bowral and Sydney and have been part of many important group shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Shoalhaven, Wollongong, Grafton, Sydney, Bowral, Hungary, Zimbabwe, Wales, Hawaii and Belgium. Awards include: WINNER: Wingecaribbee Landscape (2019); Inaugural Kangaroo Valley Art Award (2018); St George Art Award (2016); Portrait Award, Bowral (2010), Alvaro Open Painting Award, Bowral (2003); Nick Scali Portrait Prize, (2003); works on Paper, Bowral (2002); Liverpool City Arts Traditional Painting (2001). HIGHLY COMMENDED: Wingecaribbee Landscape (2016); Lyn McCrae Drawing (2016); Adelaide Perry Prize (2008); Yinnar Drawing Prize (2006). SECOND: Wingecaribbee Landscape (2017). RECIPIENT: Veolia-Mulwarree Scolarshio for Arts Practice (2013). Finalist in 11 Fisher’s Ghost Open Art awards and shortlisted for: Heysen Prize, Blacktown Art Prize, Wyndham Art Award, Goulburn Art Award, Bayside Art Prize, NOW Contemporary, Kiwi Watercolour, Parliament House Plein Air, JADA, Muswellbrook, Outback Prize, Mosman Art prize, Hazelhurst, Geelong Print, Alice Prize.