Watercolor painting on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on back
15 " h x 11 " w |0 lbs. 1 oz.
Nested oyster shells and a snail shell against a watery blue and golden background. Painted on a heavyweight, off-white paper. Part of Robin's current watercolor series representing water and marine creatures using water itself. "Still life creates an arrangement in space, time and light," explains Robin. "All of those variables can change. I delight in variation - changing scale, color, shape, focus, reversing and mirroring to create a composition."
Artist Robin Hanway blurs the line between reality and metaphor with her fluid marine still life paintings. After a long career as a landscape architect in the Seattle area, Robin returned to the east coast several years ago to delve back into her training as a painter. With a focus on still life arrangements, Robin draws inspiration from the ever changing variables of space, time and light. "I particularly like the contrast of loose fluid backgrounds with tightly rendered naturalistic forms," she says. "It creates a loose metaphor for species, evolution, development, predation, sex, movement and finally death." In addition to painting, Robin teaches classes in landscape design. Her artwork has been showcased at exhibitions in New York, Virginia and North Carolina. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.