2018 Artists

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). I’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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