Featured Artist, Robin Swennes is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning August 6 to August 12. Read on to learn more about her inspiration, her process, and her work.
AUGUST 6 to AUGUST 12
I am an artist who enjoys pushing color boundaries and expanding my work to include more than one style of painting and many different collections. My non-abstract paintings ride the fence between realistic and impressionistic; my goal is not to recreate an exact, tight, photographic scene because I find that paintings are more relaxing to the eye.
I hope to eventually do more abstract pieces, but am continually applying my creative energies towards other design avenues as well. I recently designed a house and some coordinating furniture for it. That 3D work put a heavy demand on my artist’s brain, but I felt strongly about creating a unique vision and somehow knew that I could do it. I believe that true Artists are born with some innate ability that can be expanded and put to use in a broad range of scenarios—whatever the chosen media. We Artists can’t help that we are attracted to color, shape or texture; it’s just a natural response that produces some sort of ‘tickle on the brain’ that we live to repeat as we seek new opportunities to create.
Swennes will be showing her work at Pop Up on Maine Art Hill at 5 Chase Hill Rd. in Kennebunk from August 6 to August 12. The gallery is open every day at 10 am. For more info about Swennes and her work, follow this link to her website. www.designchoc.com