Artist Bio: Lynda Robinson

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Artist Bio - Lynda Robinson

Lynda Robinson

‘Wickham Studio’

475 Seymour/Pyalong Road

Seymour

        (041 006 3349)     

 

“The artist brings something into the world that didn’t exist before, and they do it without destroying anything else”. – (John Updike)

I have enjoyed dabbling and daubing since childhood.  I took up painting on a more serious scale in 1985 and dared to start entering my work in shows.  I am now totally hooked!  If I don’t do something ‘arty’ at least a couple of days a week I get snappy!!    

 

My work is influenced by a love of the environment and country life.  I am attracted to subjects in the first instance by the way light interacts with the surroundings and I am challenged to capture atmosphere in my landscape work.  It is the main thing I examine when choosing a subject.   I also attempt to interpret subjects differently by looking at them from unusual angles.  My subjects are varied and unrestricted ranging from animals, landscapes, figurative, portraiture, life drawing and still life.    

 

Much of my earlier work was executed in oils. I also occasionally use watercolour and enjoy working with pencil and charcoal. However, pastel has emerged as my medium of choice.  I enjoy the versatility, vibrancy and immediacy of pastel and the effects that can be achieved by blending the colours together and by ‘scumbling’ one colour over another.  No drying time and no clean-up of equipment is an added bonus!  I also enjoy the level of control which is possible with this medium.  

 

I take commissions and my work is held in numerous corporate and private collections both in Australia and overseas (including America, Canada, Switzerland, U.K., Ireland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Poland, India and New Zealand).  I have received numerous awards for work in pastel, oil, charcoal, pencil and watercolour covering categories of still life, portraiture, landscape and drawing.  I feel that my strength lies in my drawing skills. 

 

I have been involved in several exhibitions – during 1990 with Sandra Wilson and Liz Mazurek at Seymour, and in 1992 (‘3 Dimensions’ at the Old Court House Gallery, Seymour) with Sandra Wilson and Nell Frysteen.  During 2002 I was involved in ‘Trawool Connections’ with 6 other artists. I regularly exhibit at the Old Courthouse Gallery, Seymour, and have also exhibited at Vinegrove Gallery, Euroa, Schoolhouse Gallery, Trawool, ‘The House’ Gallery, Rushworth, ‘Tin Shed Arts’ at Malmsbury, and with the Australian Guild of Realist Artists in Camberwell. My work hangs in numerous public spaces in the Seymour and Heathcote area. I was honoured to be made a Life Member of Seymour & District Art Society in 2002, and to be named ‘Artist of the Year’ in 2003, 2007 and 2018.  In April 2005 I held a solo exhibition at Heathcote Winery – ‘My Easel and Eye’ – during which 75% of my work was sold and I received 12 commissions.  In July 2006 I held a joint exhibition at Heathcote, ‘Beating Around the Bush’, with Liz Mansfield.  I am a member of the Pastel Society of Victoria, a former member of the Australian Guild of Realist artists, and I have served as a member of the Mitchell Shire Arts Advisory Committee. I was most honoured to receive an Australia Day Award from the Shire of Mitchell in 2006 for ‘services to art’. My work can be viewed via the internet at the RedBubble Community Art Site, Fine Art America art site and on Facebook and Instagram. I would be happy to provide any additional information – feel free to contact me:

 

Email – lyndarobinson22@gmail.com

       

 

 

 

Awards/Exhibitions/Achievements 

 

1985 

Nagambie Easter Art Show 1st 2nd and 3rd  for work in mediums of oil and pencil

 

1986 

Nagambie Easter Art Show 1st and 2nd for work in mediums of pencil and watercolour

Seymour A & P Society1st (three awards) and 2nd – Best Oil, Best Watercolour, Best Drawing

 

1987 

Kilmore Art ShowAcquisitive award for Oil

Seymour A & P Society1st (three awards) and 2nd  - Best Oil, Best Watercolour, Best Drawing + Best Piece of Work in Show

1988 

Royal Melbourne Show1st – Special Prize for Drawing

 

1989 

Seymour A & P Society1st (2 awards) and 2nd (2 awards) 

3 person show with Sandra WilsonSeymour

and Liz Mazurek

 

1990 

Royal Melbourne ShowHighly Commended – Pastel

Seymour A & P Society1st (2 awards) and 2nd – Pastel and pencil

 

1992 

Seymour Art SocietyArtist of the Year

Seymour A & P Society1st (2 awards) and 2nd – Pastel, charcoal, watercolour

‘3 Dimensions’3 woman show at Seymour with Nell Frysteen and Sandra Wilson – all work sold (25 pieces)

1993 

Eaglehawk Arts FestivalBronze Medallion & Ray Jackson Award for pastel

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Piece of Artwork in Show - oil

North East Vic Life Education CompHighly Commended – pastel

 

1994 

Yea RotaryHighly Commended – pastel

N/E Vic Life Education CompHighly Commended – charcoal + People’s Choice

St. John Viannie, MelbourneMost Popular Artist (all work sold)

 

1995 

Federal Electorate of McEwen

  “Australia Remembers” ExhibitionHighly Commended 

Seymour A & P Society1st (2 awards) and 2nd – Pastel and Drawing

 

1997 

Seymour A & P Society1st and 2nd – Pastel

Seymour Art SocietyPeople’s Choice

 

1999 

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Piece + 1st (2 awards) 2nd and Highly Commended

Seymour Art SocietyPeople’s Choice

 

2000 

Kal Kallo Art Show  Highly Commended

Seymour Art SocietyPeople’s Choice

 

2001 

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Piece of Artwork + 2nd

Seymour Art SocietyPeople’s Choice

 

2002 

Eaglehawk Art ShowMajor Award – Works on Paper

Festival of Arts in Mitchell‘Trawool Connections’ 6 Artists Exhibition – 11 works sold)

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Piece of Artwork in Show

Seymour Art SocietyPeople’s Choice

 

2003 

Shire of Mitchell Postcards Comp.Winner with 2 paintings printed as postcards for sale at Information Centres throughout the Shire of Mitchell

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Piece of Artwork in Show

Seymour Art SocietyArtist of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

2004 

Art from the Heart of the GoulburnTallarook Art Show - Major Award 

People’s Choice  + 12 paintings sold

Mitchell Art Show SeymourBest Pastel + 5 paintings sold

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Piece of Artwork in Show + 2nd 

 

2005 

‘My Easel and Eye’ Solo Exhibition at Heathcote Winery

(20 paintings sold)

12 commissions

Harold Baigent Memorial Art ShowHeathcote

Harold Baigent Art Award

Lions Club Acquisitive Award 

People’s Choice Award

St. Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak, MelbourneHighly Commended

Kal Kallo Art ShowBest Local Landscape

Highly Commended

Art from the Heart of the GoulburnTallarook Art Show - People’s Choice + 5 paintings sold

 

2006 

Shire of MitchellAustralia Day Award (recognition of contribution to the visual arts)

‘Beating Around the Bush’Joint Exhibition at Heathcote Winery with Liz Mansfield

Art from the Heart of the GoulburnTallarook Art Show - Shire of Mitchell Award + all paintings sold (4)

 

2007 

Kal Kallo Art ShowHighly Commended

Seymour Art SocietyArtist of the Year

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Pastel (1st and 2nd)

Heathcote Artists Inc.2nd Prize 

Royal Melbourne Show2nd Prize for Pastel 

Under Central Skies Art ShowTallarook Art Show - Best in Show & Viewer’s Choice 

 

2008 

Strathbogie Art ShowBest Pastel

Seymour Art Society Annual ExhibitionPeople’s Choice Award

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Pastel

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Piece of Artwork in Show

Ruffy Art ShowPeople’s Choice Award

 

2009

Strathbogie Art ShowPeople’s Choice Award & Best Pastel

Nagambie Art by the LakePeople’s Choice Award

Kilmore Art ExpoEncouragement Award

Australia at Large National Art CompetitionFinalist – Highly Commended

 

2010

Seymour Art SocietyArtist of the Year

People’s Choice Winner

Hanging Committee Award 

Artist’s Palette MagazineLang’s Gallery ‘Winsor & Newton Prize Winner’ 

 

2011

Artist’s Palette MagazineInsight Article and Demonstration published in Issue 93 

(Jan 2011) – My artwork on Cover

Yea Rotary Art ShowWinner of Frank Hargrave award (Major Sponsor) 

Heathcote Artists Inc. Winter Art ExhibitionBest Pastel

Heathcote Artists Inc. Spring ExhibitionPeople’s Choice Award

 

2012

Strathbogie Summer FestivalBest in Show

Seymour Art Society Summer ExhibitionMost Outstanding Artwork

Yea Rotary Art ShowBest Portrait

Seymour Art Society Annual ExhibitionMost Outstanding Artwork

Seymour Art SocietyArtist of the Year

Seymour A & P Society1st Prize for Pastel and Best in Show

Art Beyond the DivideIsobel Robinson Memorial Award (for’ Burst of Spring’)

Best Pastel (for ‘Winter at Wickham’)

2013

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Piece of Artwork in Show

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Pastel

Art Beyond the DivideIsobel Robinson Memorial Award (for ‘Tranquil Trawool Afternoon’)

Best Pastel (for ‘Traawool Creek in Flood’)

 

 

 

 

2014

Broadford Art ShowBest Pastel

Heathcote Art ShowBest in Show

Art Beyond the DivideIsobel Robinson Memorial Award (for ‘Glowing Mist’)

Best Pastel (for ‘Rising Mist, Tallarook’)

 

2015

Strathbogie Art ShowBest Pastel (for ‘Glowing Mist’)

Most Popular work in Show (for ‘Glowing Mist’)

 

2016

Artists Back to Basics MagazineArticle and Demonstration published.

Heathcote Artists Inc.Highly Commended for ‘Portrait of Ray’

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Pastel for ‘Evening Reflections, Goulburn River’

Best in Show for ‘Evening Reflections, Goulburn River

Highly Commended for Jamieson River

Benalla Festival Art ShowJudges’ Commended Award for ‘Evening Reflections, Goulburn River’

People’s Choice Award for ‘Evening Reflections, Goulburn River’

Kinglake Ranges Art ShowFirst Place for Landscape - ‘Goulburn Track - Dysart’

Highly Commended for Portraiture - ‘Portrait of Ray’

 

2017

Art4CFAPeople’s Choice Award for ‘The Road to Worrough’

Creative Artist MagazineArticle and Demonstration published in issue 19 September

Seymour A & P SocietyBest in Show for ‘Reflections on the Goulburn’

First Place for Pastel - ‘Reflections on the Goulburn

Second Place for Pastel - ‘Portrait of Bernie’

 

2018

Strathbogie Art ShowMost Popular Artwork 

Best Pastel

Seymour Art Society Autumn ExhibitionBest in Show 

Art4CFAPeople’s Choice for ‘Sugarloaf Creek Sentinel’ (sold 7 out of 10 paintings)

Seymour Art Society Winter ExhibitionMost Outstanding Artwork in Show

Seymour Art SocietyArtist of the Year and Hanging Committee Award

 

 

2019

Heathcote Artists ExhibitionPeople’s Choice Award for ‘Buckland River’

Seymour A & P SocietyBest in Show for ‘Murrumbidgee Sentinel’

Seymour A & P SocietyBest Pastel ‘Murrumbidgee Sentinel’

Seymour A & P SocietyYear of the Paddock Tree Challenge winner for ‘Tallarook Paddock Tree’

Ocean Grove RotaryBest Painting award for ‘Murrumbidgee Sentinel’ 

Kinglake RotaryBest Portrait award for ‘Portrait of Peter’

 

2020

Trentham ISO Art Show2nd Place for ‘Artistic Conversation’ - $400

Twin Rivers Online Art ShowHighly commended for ‘Morning Shadows’

Pastel Society of VictoriaBest Portrait award at Annual Exhibition for ‘Artistic Conversation’

 

2021

Seymour & District Art Society ‘Zero Days’Most Outstanding Artwork for ‘Sunset on the Stubble’

Pastel Society of VictoriaFebruary Members Encouragement Award - first place for ‘Yard ‘Em Up’

Bendigo Easter Art ShowHighly commended for ‘Shafts of Light’ - $250

My Artshow Awards

Artshow: Art Beyond the Divide
Title: A Burst Of Spring
Award: The Isobel Robinson Memorial Award
Sponsor: Seymour Art Society
Prize: $1,200
 
Artshow: Art Beyond the Divide
Title: Winter At Wickham
Award: Best Pastel 2018
Sponsor: Seymour Toyota
Prize: $500
 
Artshow: Strathbogie Summer Festival 2012
Title: Symphony Of Bush Colours
Award: Best in Show
 
Artshow: Yea Rotary Art Show 2012
Title: A Man Of The Land
Award: Best Portrait
Prize: $500
 
Artshow: Seymour A & P Society
Title: Early Morning Bushwalk
Award: Best Piece of Artwork in Show 2013
 
Artshow: Seymour A & P Society
Title: Early Morning Bushwalk
Award: Best Pastel 2013
 
Artshow: Art Beyond the Divide
Title: Tranquil Trawool Afternoon
Award: Isobel Robinson Memorial Award
Sponsor: Seymour & District Art Society
Prize: $1,000
 
Artshow: Art Beyond the Divide
Title: Traawool Creek In Flood
Award: Best Pastel 2013
Sponsor: IGA
Prize: $400
 
Artshow: Heathcote Art Show 2011
Title: Autumn Harvest
Award: Best Pastel
Sponsor: Unknown
Prize: $500
 
Artshow: Broadford Art Show
Title: A Wickham Misty Morning
Award: People's Choice Award
Prize: $100
 
Artshow: Broadford Art Show
Title: Approaching Storm
Award: Best Pastel
Prize: $250
 
Artshow: Heathcote Art Show 2014
Title: Glowing Mist
Award: Best in Show
Sponsor: Bendigo Bank
Prize: $500
 
Artshow: Strathbogie Art Show 2015
Title: Glowing Mist
Award: Best Pastel, Best in Show
 
Artshow: Art Beyond The Divide
Title: A Touch Of Gold - Goulburn River
Award: Best in Show
Prize: $1,000
 
Artshow: Seymour Art Society Autumn Exhibition 2019
Title: Ripples On The Shore
Award: Best in Show
 
Artshow: The Twin Rivers Lions VIRTUAL Art Show 2020
Title: Morning Shadows
Award: Highly Commended
 
Artshow: Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia
Title: Artistic Conversation
Award: Best Portrait
Sponsor: Art Spectrum
 
Artshow: Bendigo Art Show 2021
Title: Shafts Of Light
Award: Highly Commended
Sponsor: Ace Body Corporate Management
Prize: 250
 
Artshow: Ocean Grove
Title: Murrumbidgee Sentinel
Award: Best Painting
Prize: $1,000
 

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