Artist of the Month - Robynn Stewart

As a child I recall always drawing and coloring everything in sight. Up until high school I drew constantly, and secretly drew portraits of my teachers during classes! Then I switched gears to music and, after a long career as a singer, upon retirement 5 years ago I started painting again, at which time everything came pouring out. I had come "Full Circle". Each painting is a new experience. Style? Maybe eclectic, but I have never been pigeon-holed and I think that is a good thing, perhaps due to no formal training. I just "watch my hand" and the work begins!
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To get to know Robynn, we asked her a few questions about her art

What is art for you? 

I feel that I have "come home" to myself and finally found what had been hibernating for so long. I will keep painting and creating no matter what!

La Bella Luna
What are you currently working on?

Although I always like to have at least 3 projects going on at once, I am currently working on a fun "Harry Potter-ish" painting for next Halloween. Spooky but funny!

What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?

My great grandfather, Aaron Draper Shattuck, N.A., (1830-1928) was a well known New England landscape artist of the White Mountain School. At age 29 he was the youngest person elected to the National Academy, and was also the inventor of the Shattuck Patented Stretcher key. I inherited the artistic genes and am extremely grateful to be able to pay tribute to him by following in his footsteps and producing paintings for others to enjoy.

Great Grandpa Shattuck

Where do you find your inspiration?

Actually everywhere - Observing people, light, colors

What is your creative process?

Usually a "flash" of inspiration

Did your style change over the years? In which way?

I'm not sure I have a definite "style", but over the past few years the subject matter has only become more diverse. I never know what the next subject will be!

Native American Woman

What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?

Sitting down in front of the canvas and saying "OK, here goes!"

 Thank you Robynn!