Inspiration comes easily to Robyn Williams. You can see it on display with her exhibition themed “A Compendium of Subjects – No Rules!” at The Studio – Careel Bay Marina, Avalon Beach on Thursday 2 February 2023 at 6pm.
“Whether taking a drive or our morning walk with the dogs to Careel Bay Marina, I’m always observing… colours, textures, contours, and contrasts of everything around me – and sometimes the beauty of simplicity!
“I love bold forms, grand structures, and abstract themes. I love smudgy colours – but also the natural colour of things, be it driftwood on the beach or the grain of an old wood bannister. Everything around me constantly feeds my thirst for both the man-made, as well as natural terrestrial and aquatic habitats in which we live.
“I am particularly fascinated by the way a painting sits in its environment and its ability to change or create an atmosphere of its own. Painted oil on canvas - this medium lends itself to achieve special tonal and textural qualities through a process of layering and movement as the subject evolves.
“My biggest challenge is knowing how to turn off. Even watching a movie and when others are focusing on a character, I’m drawn to what I see – the more physical aspects – all the visual imageries of interiors, styles and colours.”
While Robyn’s background was with architects and in interior and colour design, it quickly evolved into applying her endless creativity into renovating houses, both for herself and others, into enviable Long Island elegance!
“Our family life has always revolved around the water having been involved in surf lifesaving, water polo, swimming, rowing, surfing and sailing. Having previously lived overlooking The Spit at Seaforth for 38 years with family Steve, Luke and Sarah – Steve and I moved to “idyllic” Avalon about 2 years ago near where our children have made their homes on Scotland Island and in Newport.
“I’d love to say this collection of paintings follows a theme, but it doesn’t. I love the unexpected and even a twist on the established. I’ve just gone with my desire to throw it all out there – “No Rules!”
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