Isabelle Robinson

I studied at the School of the Louvre, and the Institute of Art and Archeology at the Sorbonne in Paris before moving to the United States. I am now living in Northern Virginia with my family.

My paintings are abstract in nature : I always found that abstraction gave the viewer an obvious opportunity to look inward, below the surface, without being limited with assumptions of what is or what is not .

That being said my subjects matters changed over the years, going through a somewhat figurative stage.

Ultimately I feel much more called to the mystery of what is seen but not readily understood, and I keep going back to simpler and simpler forms and palettes: this process can take as little as a few weeks but sometimes the very act of taking away can take a long time. Picasso used to say that a painting was done when there was nothing left to take away.


The Journey