After falling in love with drawing as a teenager, life did what it tends to do and got in the way. Robyn has always loved art and after moving to Alberta, bought a painting at the Calgary Stampede. At which point Robyn did what she arguably does best and started talking to everyone there. This in turn led to getting back in touch with her creative side and art classes with some brilliant instructors.
Between lollygagging at the barn, playing with the dog, and being distracted by Facebook, she manages to find time to sit in her studio. Sometimes she paints. Until the paintings magically start to manifest themselves, she has to do it the old fashion way with manual labour and a paint brush. Usually this is accompanied by some atrocious dancing and singing. When we finally get the chance to sneak a video it will be promptly posted, so stay tuned!
“I started drawing when I was a kid. As an adult, I began experimenting with colour. I love painting with oils because of the way I can play with them and express different subjects in different ways. I like using variations of the colours I see in things to help me see outside the box. The creative process helps me to let go and get away from the stress life can sometimes bring.
The painting process anchors me and give me a clarity and self-awareness about other areas in my life that would be missing if not for the meditative and creative flow states I achieve when working on my art.
It’s an ongoing journey to try to capture in paint, that which inspires me. Horses have always been such a big part of my life. Their beauty, honesty and presence inspires me daily. Painting them was a natural leap. I endeavor to capture their power, grace and personality in each painting. It is my hope that other people will see some of the beauty I see in these animals.”