Escaping from Sydney 39 years ago, we now live on a bush block at Crescent head. Scott and I both share a passion for art, painting and the bold use of colour and are both now working as full time artists.
Robyn, a multi award winning artist, has been involved in seven solo art exhibitions as well as group exhibitions since studying art at Wagga followed by Textiles and Design teaching Degree and working as a teacher.
My work predominately features painting on silk with a brilliant colour palette and strong design lines. My Silkpaintings are created with a gutta resist outline which enables lots of detail, followed by watercolour like dyes in an Expressionist style.
“I have been fascinated by the luminosity of silk and dye and it’s sometimes unexpected results. I am inspired by beautiful shapes and rich colours in the landscape. Working with paint, dyes and fabric excites me. I am a colourist and enjoy using complementary colours to create a vivid contrast in my landscapes. I like to start with an image and let the colours create the story or mood.”
Lifelong coastal living features strongly in my work as well as a love of flora, sea creatures and the landscapes of Australia from our travels. I like to inspire an emotional response from viewers that enables them to connect with my paintings.
Robyn Jackson October 2020.
Scott has been creating artworks, including paintings drawings and wall hangings, for over 45 years. Scott has exhibited in 19 Solo Exhibitions and many group exhibitions over this time.
“I am essentially a self-taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics and ink. I also like ink drawing, sketching the landscape and life drawing, as well as collage and mixed media work.”
In particular Scott likes working with painting knives, which allows the work to develop a very textured look. Scott also likes the fluidity that can be achieved when using inks alongside thick structured paint. Thick paint allows him to explore the “sgraffito” or scratching back style that can be achieved through layers of colour. This method is a way of incorporating detail into thick painted textures.
My work has been described as an impressionist and expressionist style that allows the viewer to experience an emotional response that sometimes takes them into the painting and allows them to make various interpretations of the landscape, seascape and skyscapes. Some works have also been described as abstract landscape, either way its just the type of paintings I like making so I don’t get to hung up on what they might be classified as.
My paintings tend to be places I’ve been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.
Thanks for looking
Scott Jackson October 2020