Beautiful Variations
American Art Collector|August 2021
Robin Hextrum grew up in Stinson Beach, a small town across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Stinson Beach separates the biodiversity of Bolinas Lagoon from the Pacific Ocean. Living in such a beautiful and fragile ecosystem, she has been aware of environmental issues from an early age.
ROBIN HEXTRUM

Her paintings emerge from the tradition of the 17th-century Golden Age of Dutch painting when, even then, in a time of abundance, painters used references to the ephemeral nature of the abundance and urged moral rectitude. Her finely painted flowers are juxtaposed with stylized flowers expressed in a few brushstrokes. She says, “I am very interested in creating paintings that explore both representation and abstraction. I find the debates between which approach is superior to be less interesting than the possibilities that result from combining the two art approaches. Many of my paintings juxtapose different levels of resolution in a single artwork to create a feeling of chaos or uncertainty.

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