|About Robyn Douglas|
As a youngster I had what some considered to be an early aptitude for art, and in my early teens in Dunedin I had lessons with H.V.Millar in drawing, lino-cutting and watercolour painting. I continued painting for many years, mainly flowers, still life and landscapes. After marriage we moved to Hamilton and later I painted in oils, tackled portraits, and started exploring the exciting world of contemporary art. Despite much confusion at first this soon became an addictive challenge. I also experimented with collage, mixed media and acrylics.
Ten years ago a group of local Hamilton artists established a website (www.artnexus.co.nz) with on-line monthly exhibitions and a physical exhibition every year. I still belong to Artnexus and continue to exhibit with them.
Later I began sculpting first with Oamaru stone and then with Hinuera stone and marble. For four years I helped to run the inForm Marble Sculpture Symposium during the Summer Festival in Hamilton.
I now fuse and slump glass in Waianakarua, North Otago, where my husband and I moved after retirement. I am making colourful contemporary plates and jewellery, but the journey continues with continued classes mainly in Wanganui where there is an active glass centre.
More of my work can be seen on my website www.robyndouglasart.co.nz.
Molly-Morpeth Still Life Art Award 2003
Judge Michael Smither