I S A B E L L E    R O B I N S O N
I studied at the School of the Louvre, and the Institute of Art and Archeology at the Sorbonne in Paris before moving to the United States. I am now living in Northern Virginia with my family.

My paintings are abstract in nature : I always found that abstraction gave the viewer an obvious opportunity to look inward, below the surface, without being limited with assumptions of what is or what is not .

That being said my subjects matters changed over the years, going through a somewhat figurative stage.

Ultimately I feel much more called to the mystery of what is seen but not readily understood, and I keep going back to simpler and simpler forms and palettes: this process can take as little as a few weeks but sometimes the very act of taking away can take a long time. Picasso used to say that a painting was done when there was nothing left to take away.

Lately, nature has been playing a bigger role in my work: The very act of picking a twig or a leaf in the woods and using them on a canvas or on a sheet of plexiglass, is an ever reminder that one's identity is subject to change and isn't always limited by its function.

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