Richard Roblin

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Richard Roblin was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1940. Inspired by the vast prairie sky, Roblin continues to pursue his vision of luminous clarity. As a young boy living in Southern Ontario, Richard developed a passion for drawing and was happiest when he was sketching in nature. The dynamic relationships in nature subsequently guided his intellect towards architecture and design.

Roblin’s love of drawing and painting received early recognition and acknowledgement when his art was purchased by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts when he was 21. His journey as an artist has taken him throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has imbibed the teachings of many cultures. His passion for creative activity extends through his practice of architecture, design, sculpture and painting. Roblin’s artworks are exhibited and collected widely through commercial galleries and museums including the MOMA in New York.

As Roblin exclaims, “I love to paint. The nature of my painting activities is to engage with the magical resonances of colour and form. I play with the dynamics of luminosity to reveal the sense of joy which inspires it. My painting process is to begin by drawing with colour a line or a shape. Everything that emerges is defined by that primary impulse which is like the leap of a dancer onto life’s stage. Suddenly, the canvas begins to light up. Each canvas is an open door, a dance circle, a symphony of breath breathing its life through the action of the artist. Each artist, an understudy of creation itself, re-enacts the birth of the universe.”

Always a pioneer of consciousness and a technical innovator in the realms of art, Roblin enthusiastically continues his explorations in his new home and studio on Vancouver Island.

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