Robyn Coleman

“Robyn has a natural and unique way of expressing the visual reality of the people and 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.”  Greg Hansell F.R.A.S. Royal Art Society Jan 2021.

She is inspired by the shoreline and the sea where she grew up on Sydney Harbour messing about in boats!  Her work uses unique hand made Australian earth pastels from natural ochre to the highest colour fast standard.  They lend themselves to well to the natural woods of old wooden boats!

She completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at Northbridge School of Visual Arts in 2006.  She then trained with Master pastellist Greg Hansell FRAS in pastels and earth pastels at the Royal Art Society.

She was thrilled to be admitted as an exhibited member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists in 2019.  She is also an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society, Mosman Art Society and Creative Doctors Group.

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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.