Heather Robinson

My painting practice is fundamentally an exploration of surface through pattern, color, and texture. I have a magpie-like attraction to bright, colorful, decorated objects, but an orderly mind, a love for the grid and a strong schooling (from my architectural design studies) to mistrust the superficial. These contradictory urges come together in my paintings. 

I work in many layers of acrylic media, starting with a repeating fabric design at the base and adding elements both rigid and planned (geometric stencil repeats) and loose and unplanned (drips, washes, crackled layers). Iā€™m influenced by patterns traditionally thought of as feminine, and make reference to the ways people decorate the spaces around them, using abstracted floral forms and decorative elements. With these paintings, I celebrate the surface.  


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