The Copley Society of Art is proud to present Simply Real, a collection of 11 pastel works by Robin Frisella. These works will be on display until December 24th 2015 in the Red Room Gallery. Pulling the inspiration for her works from still lifes, Robin creates each scene with an arrangement of traditional objects, adding fabric, flowers, and fruit to portray a timeless elegance. Robin’s work takes the audience on an observational journey of idyllic smoothness with a delicate touch.
“I am fascinated with the way light is represented and focus on capturing it in my paintings.”
On White Linen, four objects rest on a piece of linen, set against a black background. There is a striking contrast between the dark background and the luminous objects placed on the lighter foreground. The way the light hits the objects in the still life give the overall piece a wonderfully, exquisite touch. There is a beautiful play of whites, lights and textures. The objects in the painting are drawn in such a way that looks like true porcelain!
White Linen, Pastel, 16 x 20
This New Hampshire-based artist has garnered numerous national and regional awards. She has been elected as a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and is a juried member of the Copley Society of Art. Robin’s work has recently been published in the Best of America Pastel Artists Vol. II, The American Artist Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, The American Art Collector, and the Pastel Journal. In September, at the National Arts Club, Robin was awarded the pastel Artists of Hawaii Award for Clementine’s Reflections. Most recently Robin received 2nd place in the Pastel Journal’s top 100 in the Still Life and Floral category. Her work is currently on display at the Butler Institute in Ohio.
We welcome you to join us and experience these works for yourself. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday–Saturday from 11:00AM to 6:00PM, and on Sunday from noon to 5:00PM. Feel free to stop by; we look forward to seeing you.