In my painting, I explore the boundless energy of the human spirit.
Our ability to perceive often escapes awareness. We perceive before we know we have done so. We take in vast, even discordant, pieces of information when we look at anything. I strive to honor our innately human gift of perception by capturing and transcribing our experience in a form that is emerging, changing, unnameable, always growing.
I work intuitively, meaning my brush strokes are rapid and gestural, I use scratches and squiggles to suggest tempo and rhythm. My work expresses feeling and tone associated with movement, growth, relationships, and metamorphosis.
As a woman and painter, who also works as a psychotherapist, I seek to uncover and capture feelings associated with experience. In my work as a therapist, and too as a painter, I seek to identify feeling in its most raw, unfiltered state. In doing so we might understand more clearly the origins of emotion as well as the source of their creation, their beauty, and our shared humanity and sense of connection.
In bringing color and form to the canvas, the artist invariably invites dialogue. My hope is that the viewer and the painting find commonality that extends both beneath and beyond language.
Robin Adler is a contemporary artist, born in Norfolk, VA, and currently living in the Hudson Valley of NY. She obtained her BA from San Francisco State University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. She has studied abstract painting at the Woodstock School of Art. She works in oil, pastel, acrylic, cold wax, ink, gouache and watercolor. She is interested in the interplay between color, movement, form, line, and markings. She works intuitively and endeavors to go outside the limits and bounds toward a greater sense of freedom and possibility. Robin is currently exhibiting work at various galleries in the Hudson Valley, including Limner Gallery and Emerge Gallery & Art Space.
Locally Sourced: Landscape Art of the Hudson Valley, Emerge Gallery & Art Space, Saugerties, NY
Neoteric Abstract X, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
Another Circle: around every circle another can be drawn, 2022 Annual Members’ Show, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
Showcase Exhibition I, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY
22nd Annual 5 x 7 Show, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
Art in the Loft, arts Mid-Hudson, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Millbrook, NY
2021 Student Exhibition, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY