Robin de Lavis is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works from Hornby Island off the west coast of Canada. Her artistic training has included Fine, Applied and Computer Arts. She has been the recipient of many awards including a full scholarship to complete a Diploma of Classical Animation from the Vancouver Film School. All the elements of her years of study and practice are expressed through the medium of paint and through digital imagery, especially mandalas, created on the computer.
Sample of Mandalas
Canadian Contemporary Artist
Robin de Lavis
I live on Hornby Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. This is a quiet place, a small community that is defined by it's natural environment surrounded by the sea.
In contrast to the soft hues of green, grey and blue that surround me, I am a colourist who is drawn to complex pattern and design. I am compelled by the significance of symbolic meaning in nature, especially fish, birds, trees and the cosmos.
I take a dual approach in my painting practice, moving from the highly organized and symmetrical where I determine the form, to loose organic painting that allows the medium I use to define the outcome.
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.
"In the fury of the moment I can see the Master's hand
In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand."