Robin Okun says she became fascinated with the mermaid as a theme for her work after repeatedly noticing them in sculpture gardens. "They feel powerful and magical, and my still very active child imagination hopes to see one emerge from the sea someday." While the viewer catches "Blue Mermaid" in a serene and thoughtful pose, Robin's placement of shape and color choice create interest that actively circulate the eye around the composition.

- Robin Okun

Blue Mermaid

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

48" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.



Robin Okun
Brookline, Massachusetts

Getting to Know Robin

Robin Okun's work is both intimate and highly relatable. Her paintings reflect an incredible understanding of how we express ourselves in deeply personal moments. By focusing almost exclusively on body language and an emotionally evocative color palette, Robin encourages us to think about each character's story. And in doing so, we often find our own stories in her paintings. She layers charcoal and acrylic paint with vibrant colors, bold shapes, and fluid lines to depict forms inspired by live models, photographs, and sculpture. Robin’s visual voice is unique and recognizable. Through her work, she strives to celebrate the varied human form.