Beauty, the waning environment and its cyclical nature are all at the forefront of Robin Reynolds’ untraditional landscape paintings. She paints outside using her garden to focus on her sense of place and allow the viewer to stop and contemplate their sense of place within today’s world.
By absorbing, assimilating and possessing what’s in front of her, she manipulates paint, allowing it to glide across the smooth surface, as well as wiping it away to create forceful marks that are all integral to the painting. A lyrical energy – a kind of wholeness develops. Returning to the same site, a poetic mediation occurs and the ability to surprise herself at each painting drives her further.
Robin Reynolds has shown extensively throughout New England, New York and in Santa Fe, New Mexico in various one person and group shows. She maintains a deep connection to Maine by graduating from Colby College and was inspired by the artist Jon Imber from Stonington, before his passing in 2014. Reynolds continues to return to Deer Isle every summer and is still in awe of the beautiful light and landscape of Stonington. Reynolds has earned her MFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, as well as a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She has studied further at the Stonington Painters Workshop, Stonington, ME., the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula, CA, and the Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY among other residencies.
She has been the recipient of prestigious recent awards including an Arts Worcester Material Grant, the Best of Show at the ARTSWorcester Biennial two times, juried by Katharine French, Director of The Danforth Museum and by Nicholas J. Capasso, curator, DeCordova Museum and Best Oil Painting Award at the G.Roddy Competition at the Concord Art Association.
Reynolds presently lives and works in North Brookfield, MA with her husband and three daughters.