Robyn Andrews, an American artist, paints with acrylics, oils, and mixed media. She maintains a studio in CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville, Florida.
Deeply influenced by abstract expressionism, her art is inspired by complex dreams and the philosophy of human nature. The result is vivid, abstract pieces that examine the influence of color and composition on the psyche.
Ms. Andrews is self-taught and recently studied at the Fare Pittura Atelier d'Arte in Milan, Italy under the personal direction of master watercolorist and oil painter, Francesco Fontana. She is an advocate for human rights and women's issues.
I paint abstractly for personal emotional expression, utilizing primarily acrylic and oil on canvas. My early work focused on experimenting with color field painting and the contrast and comparison of vibrant colors and shapes.
Recent series work explores philosophical theories, particularly those of Plato, as reflected in the “Divided Line” series, which graphically represents the Allegory of the same name, and the “Dissociation” series, which investigates Plato’s Theory of Good and Evil. I have also been experimenting with body imprint painting in a series entitled "Imprints".
Through the use of bold color blocking, geometric shapes, and fluid brush strokes, I strive to produce vivid, abstract pieces that examine the influence of color and composition on the psyche and stimulate an emotional reaction on a subconscious level. I believe that art should inspire feeling in the viewer and lead to introspection.
Featured Artist, June 2020 - August, 2021, Moon River, Jacksonville, FL. Featuring 14 works by the artist.
"Willowbranch Fall Art Fest", Group Exhibition, September, 2019, Willowbranch Library, Jacksonville, FL.
"1st Things 1st: The First Amendment by First Coast Artists", Group Exhibition, Jan. - Feb., 2018, Karpeles Library Museum, Jacksonville, FL. Featuring 2 works by the artist.
"Change and Permanence", Solo Exhibition, May - June, 2017, Karpeles Library Museum, Jacksonville, FL. Featuring 34 works, exclusively, by the artist.
"Resistance", Group Exhibition, May, 2017, Union Art Studios, Jacksonville, FL. Featuring 3 large scale works by the artist.
"Form in Chaos", Dual Artist Exhibition, February - April, 2017, Moon River, Jacksonville, FL. Featuring 15 works by the artist.
Exhibit, Jacksonville Artist Guild Monthly Featured Artist, January 9th, 2017, Artist Guild Meeting, Jacksonville, FL. Featuring 3 works by the artist.
"Art-N-Jax" Juried Art Show, November, 2016, Judge Gray C. Solomon, Curator of Hayden Burns Library and former Guggenheim NY board member. Award: Honorable Mention for "Mother: A Study of Death in Red and Blue". Union Art Studios, Jacksonville, FL. Featuring 3 works by the artist and nearly 150 entries by various artists accepted for entry.