Dr Robyn Coleman

Dr Robyn Coleman MBBS (Syd Uni) ACCAM ASMA

As a full time artist she loves to draw and paint still life and landscapes in pastels and handmade Australian earth pastels as a self expression of the colours, shapes, lines and patterns. She completed a Diploma of Visual Arts over two years part-time at the Northbridge School of Visual Arts in 2005.

She joined the Royal Art Society of NSW in 2006 as a student with Greg Hansell F.R.A.S. one of Australia’s best pastel artists. Greg described my work in Jan 2021 follows:

“ Robyn has a natural and unique way of seeing the world, she has been a student of my pastel class at the Royal Art Society for some time now”.

She developed her own individual way of expressing the visual reality of the people and the places that have meaning in her life. The use of natural earth pastels simplifies her palette and lets the natural patterns and designs of the subject come to the front.”

Robyn’s work has attracted commended and highly commended awards. She has sold locally, interstate and internationally.

In 2017 she was admitted as an Exhibiting Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW. Since joining the Society she has been exhibited in each exhibition 5-6 times per year including the 140th Celebration Exhibition in Dec 2020.

She had a portrait called “ The Love Birds” chosen by renowned portrait artist Ben Quilty hung in the John Cope Portrait Prize in Bowral in Sept 2020.

She is also an exhibiting member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) . She exhibited five paintings at the Tasmanian Maritime Museum for the 2019 National ASMA exhibition to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Sydney to Hobart Race. She was selected to exhibit at their Silver Anniversary Exhibition in October 2021 by renowned marine artist Ian Hansen.

She is an exhibiting member of the Mosman Art Society and Creative Doctors Group. She established an Arts Special Interests group in 2021 at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron documenting and digitalising their extensive marine art collection for the appreciation of their members.


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Awards & Achievements

Robyn has attracted Commended and Highly Commended Awards during her career with the Royal Art Society including the painting ‘The Little Lost Dinghy’ which was Highly Commended and sold at exhibition in 2006.

Five of her paintings were selected for the National Exhibition of the Australian Society of Marine Artists at the Maritime Museum in Hobart from Nov 2019-March 2020. It was very successfully staged in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Her painting ‘Belles Long Ranger’ was very favorably reviewed by the Mercury Hobart. It was described as full of drama and action depicting the first all female crew to complete the race in 1989. It sold to Singapore.

Supply and Narrabeen’ Sydney’s iconic ferries was selected for the Royal Art Society Autumn Exhibition in March 2019. It was completed in unique handmade Australian earthpastels. It also sold to Singapore.

She was a finalist in the John Cope Portrait Prize 2020 Bowral Art Society selected by Ben Quilty, Archibald winner.

She was selected for the Spring and Autumn Exhibitions at the Royal Art Society NSW 2020,2019 and 2018.

She was selected for the National Australian Society of Marine Artists Exhibition 2020 at the Royal Art Society NSW.