I have a philosophical interest in the topic of beauty. My drawings and paintings represent my unending appreciation for nature, around and within each of us. Drawing and painting are passionate endeavors and, like having an insatiable sweet tooth, the more I draw and paint, the more I need to. Working from life means being close enough to a subject for a direct and palpable felt-sense, while observing from far enough away allows me to see the design of the “whole picture.” Feelings for my subjects are implicit in each mark, insuring the work takes on a life of its own.
My plein air and landscape paintings and drawings represent my love of atmosphere, air and space in nature. With this series I am motivated by the surprise and excitement of observing and watching the work develop organically from life, memory and imagination. My work is primarily spontaneous and I am very inspired by the passage of time, just at the edge of the transition of afternoon into evening.
ROBIN KAPPY received her undergraduate degree from Parsons School of Design. She began her art career in the 1970’s as a commercial artist and illustrator for companies such as McGraw Hill, Bankers Trust, TWA and others. She changed her focus when she became a licensed social worker and psychotherapist in 1991. Missing art, in 2006, Robin began participating in classes and workshops with some of the finest artists and teachers in New York.
Working primarily from life, Robin is known for her “subway portraits,” still lives and landscape paintings. Her work has won awards and appeared in numerous venues including groups shows at the Atlantic Galley; the National Arts Club; the Salmagundi Club; Fishs Eddy Gallery; 61 Main Gallery; Commons Gallery and a solo show at Chelsea Classical Studio Gallery. Robin participated in the Hudson River Fellowship in 2013. She has received two honorable mentions in “American Artist Drawing Magazine” and was honored to have her painting “Carried Forward” selected for inclusion in a 2017 issue of PoetsArtists Magazine.