Loss is an inevitable part of life when we have deep relationships, whether with people, animals or causes. While I sense the grief of the woman in this piece, I am also connected to the light of the blue that surrounds her and the heat of the base that supports her. Strong feelings can be balanced with hope and a celebration for the capacity to feel. I carry my dad's wisdom that we cannot choose which feelings to embrace. We feel or we don't feel, and the absence of feeling is a loss itself.

- Robin Okun


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
7 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.