(BEDFORD) – Artist Robin Edmundson paints Indiana in new ways, with bold and unusual colors, using simplified shapes and lines to explore the beauty of rural buildings and scenery.
A well-known southern Indiana artist, Edmundson lives in Solsberry, where she teaches classes in her gallery and shop. She joins the Lawrence County Art Association for an exclusive show of her work, beginning with a public reception on Friday, March 22 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Wiley Art Gallery.
To describe her work, Robin says, “Our forty acres are big and messy and vulnerable to the caprices of nature. I
spent years photographing and blogging about our life out here, but I could never quite express the feeling of all that sky meeting all those trees meeting all the rest of rural Indiana until I started painting. I love it when folks look at one of my landscapes and say, ‘Oh, that reminds me of home!’ I try to put as much home as possible in every painting. Things may not be tidy out here, but they sure are interesting. That’s what I paint.”
Edmundson’s work has been featured in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Her talent extends to fiber arts and
creative weekend retreats for women. She says, “The purpose of learning art is to let go of the expectation of creating
something perfect and replace it with the calm of simply observing what the paint and water do together. An artist is a
magician, creating the illusion of light, space, and atmosphere on a piece of paper.”
Regarding her own work, Edmundson says, “I have two primary strategies. First, I often use bold, unusual colors
to help people look again at everyday things around us. Second, I use simplified shapes and lines to emphasize the
patterns and rhythms of rural life. This is how I tell my stories.”
Robin Edmundson’s show will continue through April 27. The Wiley Art gallery is located at 1402 J St, Bedford,
and open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Budding artists and new members are always welcome. Membership in LCAA is open to anyone with an interest in the
arts. For further information contact Sammie Justesen (812-675-8053 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can visit Edmundson’s website by clicking here.