About the Artist
Robyn's appreciation of art began at a young age . She has no formal training in art, but has adapted her own unique method of attention to details in the medium of watercolor. Birds and botanicals are a favorite of Robyn's, but you will also find her venturing into other areas of nature. Hours of researching the subject is a critical step for Robyn before ever picking up a paint brush. Creating realism in the painting is Robyn's goal in every piece of her work.
Nature has always been a part of Robyn's life, and this is apparent in her subject matter. Growing up on the very same lake in Florida where her father was born and raised, gave her the opportunity to experience all kinds of wildlife.
Floraculture was also a huge part of Robyn's family life. Her family's business was Shore Acres Nursery, a wholesale plant nursery originally founded by her grandfather, whose stepfather was the wonderful Dr. Henry Nehrling, one of Florida's most renowned botanists. Robyn's parents eventually took over the reins from her grandfather. Although Robyn's education includes a B.S. in Business from the University of Central Florida, she was drawn to the family business by her love of plants. Robyn created and expanded a successful herb department, and for twenty years she worked in her family's business.
In 2010, the family chose to close the nursery business, and with the encouragement of Robyn's husband Gene, she began a new career expressing the love of nature through her art.
Florida Watercolor Society
Orlando Museum of Art
St. Augustine Art Association '2015 Nature and Wildlife Exhibition' International Juried Exhibition
City Arts Factory
'Artists Registry Members' 2015 Juried Exhibition
Honorable Mention Award: 'Cane Call/Strutting For The Ladies'
'Artists Registry Members' 2014 Juried Exhibition
Honorable Mention Award: 'Looking For Love'
'Animal Parade' Exhibition 2013
'Artists Registry Members' 2013 Juried Exhibition
Montana Watercolor Society 'Watermedia 2013 Exhibition' National Juried Exhibition
Orlando Museum of Art, First Thursdays
'Animals' Exhibition 2015
Artists Registry Members 'Florida Grown' Juried Exhibition 2015
'Florida Artists Registry Member' Juried Exhibition 2013
'For The Birds' Exhibition 2013
The Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery
International Art Competion
Special Merit Award: 'Strutting For The Ladies'
Special Merit Award: ' Delicate Landing III'
Special Recognition Award: 'A Florida Beauty'
Special Recognition Award: 'Violet Vandas'
Special Merritt Award/Special Recognition Award: 'Looking For Love'
Special Recognition Award: 'Krazy Koi I'
Artwork 'Violet Vandas' published in the book The Extraordinary Women Next Door
Solo exhibit at Maxine's on Shine restaurant-August 2015