Robyn Litchfield: Liminal Wilderness

Robyn Litchfield won the Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape category prize in Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020 with her painting, The Hollow Place. To look upon Robyn’s work is to be transported back in time to visions of primeval forests and waterways in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Here, we discover the fascinating process she has developed in mining for these landscapes and the familial sources she uses to navigate her way there.   Above image: Mahinapua Lake, 2019, Robyn Litchfield, Oil on linen, 120 x 95 cm     Clare: Can you tell us a little bit about your artistic background/education. Robyn: I studied Fine Art at college in New Zealand but daunted by the notion of the artist as a solitary genius I went on to study Fashion and Design and worked in the fashion industry for many years. After my son was born I began taking art classes and gradually realised that was where my passion lay. I studied at the Sir John Cass School of Fine Art, Architecture and Design graduating with a BA Fine Art in 2012 and I graduated from the City and Guilds of London Art School with an MA Fine Art in 2017.     Clare: Where does a painting … Continue reading Robyn Litchfield: Liminal Wilderness