Robyn Thayer

My most intimate conversation is painting.  It is a dialog between my life experience and a power greater than me.  I begin a painting organically, scraping excess paint off my palette, from one canvas to another. The internal workings of life-feelings, bones, joints, and magma - all reveal themselves to me as I build, layer upon layer, of paint and line.  Graphite is my equivalent of cobwebs, a connective tissue, giving structure to impulse. Thick acrylic paint is worked into a surface with my favorite tool, the credit card. I scrape, smear, and rub paint together the way a river shapes a stone, a soul emerges.  Water soluble crayons contribute to the surface energy; the result is a painting full of glowing vitality.

Robyn’s residence and studio is in Evergreen, CO.