I am inspired to create paintings that express my individual and acquired painting ideas. I want to see the paint texture foremost, while simultaneously feeling the colour areas expand out and then recede into space. I introduce textures to slow down my perception so the surface of the canvas appears to undulate.
Robin was born in 1953 in the western suburbs of Toronto in what was then Port Credit / Clarkson and is now Mississauga. Her art education was immediate with constant encouragement from her mother, Patience Morrisey a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, who kept a very active painting, print making, and ceramics studio going. Her grand mother Mabel Harris was a gifted painter and draughts person schooled at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England. Robin's sister Catherine Morrisey is a landscape painter and has a significant profile in the arts community in London, Ontario. Robin graduated 1971, T.L. Kennedy Secondary School with the David L. Stevenson Award for Commercial Art. She attended the Ontario College of Art from 1971 to 1973 and won the Reeves and Sons Scholarship Award in 1972. With the upheavals at OCA during the period she transferred to Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design and graduated in 1978 from the Ceramics Program.
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