Robyn McKinnon

The Nightingale and the Rose, 2016

acrylic on canvas

140 x 140cm

From the artist

The gardens of suburbia proffer a plethora of native and introduced plants – a microcosm of the larger landscape – albeit a cultivated landscape, perhaps inspired by the need to nurture as much as the desire for beauty. I’m sure it takes much less effort to enjoy, than tend.

Artist background

Born Brisbane 1953. Lives in Launceston. Exhibiting since 1970s primarily in Tasmania including Theatre of the Worlds, MONA 2012. Third in Waterhouse Naturalist Prize 2009. Finalist in Waterhouse 2013, 2008, Blake 2008, and Glover 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011 2012, 2014. Work held in TMAG, QVMAG, Art Gallery of South Australia, Holmes a Court, Artbank, Taipei Museum of Fine Art collections.