It is with great pleasure that I announce that my painting. “Rainy Sunday” was the WINNER of this year’s Wingecarribee Landscape Prize at Bowral Art Gallery. Many thanks to all the BDAS organisers and to Kerry McInnes, this year’s judge. Congratulations to all the other award recipients. It was a tough field so I feel grateful.
2019 oil on canvas 61 x 51cm
Judge’s comments: “Deceptively simple and surprisingly evocative of the movement and feeling of rain. Robyn has, with angled strokes and a limited palette, conveyed to us the sensibility of a languid Sunday looking out into a wet landscape. The darker tones in the descending marks not only suggest falling liquid but also serve to ground the painting into what could be an interior, and if so, into a possibility – into a story. this is a wondrous and masterful work.”
So I am looking at subject matter closer to home with my work this year – the kitchen- in this case.
A Fleeting Moment in Space has been shortlisted for the important Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize which opens at 6pm Thursday 17 May at The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton Town Hall.
Exhibition hours are Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 5pm and continues to 8 June.
Easter Afternoon, Fowler’s Gap (60 x 60cm acrylic on canvas) was painted as part of a series of works that I began, and continue to create, referencing and inspired by my artist residency at the UNSW Research Station in the arid desert zone of Fowler’s Gap, 120 km north of Broken Hill, NSW.
Sorry I’m Late is a great little cafe in Brunswick that has just recently opened. Address is 2a/10 Breese Street, parallel to Sydney Road off Hope Street.
Unlike a lot of Melbourne cafes, Sorry I’m Late has colour and a different vibe. Great music, fantastic coffee, wacky cards and seriously good abstract paintings by me from the last 10 years or so at seriously negotiable prices.
Oh, and there is food and can I mention again, great coffee!!
ARTWORKS CURRENTLY AT Sorry I’m Late
Paintings by Robyn Kinsela are on show for viewing, buying or simply enjoying.
I do not copy my subject but interpret it as I feel at the time of painting. Drawing, memory and imagination, and using colours and materials that I feel like using, keep me absorbed in the whole process. Sometimes the resulting work comes like a delayed reaction as if my work needs an incubation period – it needs to mature or un-mature.
I know that juggling life and art has its costs and rewards.
There you go….today’s statement maybe it will be different tomorrow!