Artist Becky Robbins Showcases Collection at Shelborne South Beach
For the last decade, Robbins, a self-taught artist, has poured her time and energy into crafting oil paintings that intricately weave together her past and present. Organic in practice, nothing is planned when Robbins stands before a blank canvas to paint; though, she often splashes canvases with images of human faces, animals, flora, fauna, and texts that showcase her love of Earth and humanity.
Robbins typically starts with one thought— an inspiration from a photograph she took or saw in a magazine, or something that came to her during daily morning meditation— and that one concept leads to another and another. She connects individual images through ropes or a string of music notes so that each piece feels cohesive. The entire process can take Robbins anywhere from six months to a year to finish an original painting.
Robbins’ most recent collection is titled “Yūgen,” a concept that is at the core of the appreciation of beauty and art in Japan. Pieces in the collection and on display at the Shelborne include “Revolution of Consciousness”, which depicts a powerful yet comforting message around our global time of great upheaval, healing and change.
Another piece on display at the hotel includes “Love Is Still The Answer,” which explores Robbins’ intuition and inspiration for creative ideas like images depicting the Golden Mean, collected in artistic display on a canvas. Her expression is further influenced by music, with this particular piece drawing inspiration from a song by Jason Mraz and culminating in an epiphany: that love is still the answer.
Other pieces in the “Yūgen" collection include the "Pale Blue Dot," referencing our journey on this tiny planet, and "Leap of Faith," which revolves around taking risks.
In addition to her originals on oil, Robbins sells limited edition prints which are beautifully floated on a background and framed.