Dr Robyn Coleman MBBS (Syd Uni)
Born 1956, Sydney NSW
As a full-time artist I love to paint as a self expression of the colours, shapes, lines, patterns and design of still life. I also love boats and seascapes. I have been sailing on Sydney Harbour for the last 30 years and travelled widely sailing in the Whitsundays, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Antarctica. As a retired doctor I know the powerful therapeutic effect of art on depression, grief and dementia. I completed a Diploma of Visual Arts over two years part-time at the Northbridge School of Visual Arts in 2005. I joined the Royal Art Society of NSW in 2006 as a student with Greg Hansell, an outstanding award winning pastel artist. Greg described my work as "very individual and expressive" when I successfully applied to exhibit at the Abbotsleigh Old Girls Exhibition in 2008. At the annual Royal Art Society Student Exhibitions I have won two Commended, two Highly commended and one Encouragement Awards. In 2017 I was admitted as an Exhibiting Member at the Royal Art Society of NSW. I am also a member of the Mosman Art Society.