2018 Southern Highlands Art Trail Open Studio

Thank you everyone who visited my studio during the Art Studio Trail. It is always a pleasure to meet new and interesting folk and to catch up with old friends and acquaintances.

The work that I had on display ranged from never exhibited, demonstration, old pre-loved to current new work. As I am not with a gallery at the moment, my work does not include commission or GST.

Please contact me for any enquiries.


Art Trail catalogue of work by Robyn Kinsela 2018

Kinsela_Robyn_Curriculum Vitae Nov 18

Currently I am a finalist in the 2018 Fisher’s Ghost Open Art Award , the Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary Art Award and the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize.

Nightfall-Full Moon-Morning
oil on canvas 122 x 152 cm
FINALIST Fisher’s Ghost Open
Mountain Drought
oil on canvas 122 x 91 cm
FINALIST Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary
A Floating Moment in Space
oil on canvas 76 x 61 cm
FINALIST Blacktown City Art Prize

Recently I was awarded first prize in the Kangaroo Valley Inaugural Art Award

Rain is Setting In
oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm
WINNER Kangaroo Valley Inaugural Art Prize
Storm Approaching
oil on canvas 122 x 91 cm
FINALIST Kangaroo Valley Inaugural Art Prize


Finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize in Melbourne.

So I am looking at subject matter closer to home with my work this year – the kitchen- in this case.

A Fleeting Moment in Space has been shortlisted for the important Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize which opens at 6pm Thursday 17 May at The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton Town Hall.

Exhibition hours are Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 5pm and continues to 8 June.

I hope you can get there.

A Floating Moment in Space                 (oil on canvas 76 x 61 cm)

2018 BAAP – Email invitation

Easter Afternoon, Fowler’s Gap has been shortlisted for the Wyndham Art Award

I am very pleased to be shortlisted for the Wyndham Art Prize. The exhibition dates are 30 March to 11 June, and the opening is on the 29 March from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Please feel free to invite your friends and family.

“It is our premier event at the WYNDHAM ART GALLERY and we make a splash so come along and enjoy.”

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186435655301500

Easter Afternoon, Fowler’s Gap (60 x 60cm acrylic on canvas) was painted as part of a series of works that I began, and continue to create, referencing and inspired by my artist residency at the UNSW Research Station in the arid desert zone of Fowler’s Gap, 120 km north of Broken Hill, NSW.

Sorry I’m Late

Sorry I’m Late is a great little cafe in Brunswick that has just recently opened. Address is 2a/10 Breese Street, parallel to Sydney Road off Hope Street.

Unlike a lot of Melbourne cafes, Sorry I’m Late has colour and a different vibe. Great music, fantastic coffee, wacky cards and seriously good abstract paintings by me from the last 10 years or so at seriously negotiable prices.

Oh, and there is food and can I mention again, great coffee!!



Paintings by Robyn Kinsela are on show for viewing, buying or simply enjoying.

Mention seeing this site to get 20% off the price until end of November.

Curriculum Vitae

Looking for Songlines
mixed media on 49 canvases
$2000 framed
Finalist in Goulburn Regional Gallery Open Art Prize
Snakes and Rivers
oil on 40 canvases
$2500 framed
not previously exhibited
Winton Beach Breakers
acrylic on canvas
$350 framed
Winton Beach Tracks
acrylic on canvas
$350 framed
Tactile Landscape (Diptych)
mixed media on canvases
$1600 framed
The Land the Earth the Soul I
acrylic on canvas
$800 unframed
not previously exhibited
The Land the Earth the Soul II
acrylic on canvas
$600 unframed
not previously exhibited
acrylic on canvas
$1600 unframed
Unfinished History I
acrylic on canvas
$900 unframed
not previously exhibited
Unfinished History II
acrylic on canvas
no previously exhibited
Ode to a Lemon
oil on canvas
$2000 unframed
Finalist in the Emsla Still Life Award
Ode to the Lemon I
acrylic and oilstick on canvas
$950 unframed
Finalist in the Hornsby Art Award
Ode to the Lemon II
acrylic and oilstick on canvas
$950 unframed
Blue and Yellow Still Life
acrylic on canvas
$800 unframed
Cover design for Southern Highlands Arts Festival
North Coast Garden
acrylic on canvas
$500 framed
Piper’s Hill, Minnie Water
acrylic on canvas
$500 framed
acrylic on canvas
$500 framed
Sand Dune, Wolli River
acrylic on board
$500 framed
Piper’s Hill, Minnie Water II
acrylic on board
$500 framed
Beach House Garden
oil and acrylic on canvas
$500 framed
Winton Beach 2020
oil on canvas
$2000 unframed
Finalist in NOW at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery

Levels of Landscape

I do not copy my subject but interpret it as I feel at the time of painting. Drawing, memory and imagination, and using colours and materials that I feel like using, keep me absorbed in the whole process. Sometimes the resulting work comes like a delayed reaction as if my work needs an incubation period – it needs to mature or un-mature.
I know that juggling life and art has its costs and rewards.
There you go….today’s statement maybe it will be different tomorrow!

Arid Desert Zone, Fowler’s Gap 2017                 acrylic on canvas 160 x 230cm                                       Finalist: 2017 Fisher’s Ghost Open
The High Plains 2017
mixed media on paper on canvas 51×50.5cm
Fowler’s Gap group 2016-17
Mixed media on canvases and boards
30 x 30cm each                                                                  3 SOLD
Fowler’s Gap group 2016-17
mixed media on canvases and boards                     30 x 30cm each
Easter Afternoon, Fowler’s Gap 2016
acrylic on canvas 61x61cm                                 Finalist: 2016 Goulburn Regional Gallery Art Award & 2016 Heyson Landscape Prize
Following the River 2017
acrylic on canvas 46x46cm
Ernabella 2016-17
acrylic and collage on canvas 50x50cm
Autumn Landscape 2017
oil on canvas 61x51cm
Bleached Bush Light 2015
oil on canvas 71x56cm
September 2017
oil on canvas 61x51cm
Trees 2016-17
oil and acrylic on canvases 30x30cm each         ALL SOLD
Winter Landscape 2016 acrylic on canvas 75x100cm                                                               Finalist: Muswellbrook Regional Gallery Art Award
Winter View (Mittagong) 2017
acrylic on canvas 75x100cm
Campsite at Sand Dune 2017 oil on canvas 61x61cm
Sheltered Place 2017
acrylic on canvas 46x46cm                                   SOLD
Stepping through to the Lookout 2017
acrylic on colorfix paper on canvas 40x30cm
Cool Mountain Summer I, II & III 2015
acrylic on canvases 25x25cm each
The Other Side of Summer, Healesville I – IX
acrylic on canvases 18x18cm each                   Finalist: 2017 Bayside Acquisitive Art Award          3 SOLD
Beach group (Minnie Water) 2016-17
oil and acrylic on canvases 30x30cm each
Nor-Westerly, Fowler’s Gap 2016
acrylic and charcoal on Hahnemuhle paper 80x120cm
Finalist: 2016 Fisher’s Ghost Drawing
Road to Khancoban 2016
acrylic on colorfix paper 47x67cm
Finalist: 2016 Parliament House Plein Air Art Award
Cool High Country 2016
oil on canvas 41x41cm                                            SOLD
Fire Trail I 2016
mixed media on Arches Watercolour paper 57x76cm                                                                        SOLD
Fire Trail II 2016
mixed media on Arches watercolour paper 57x76cm
Shoalhaven Summer 2015
oil on canvas 170x240cm