Robyn Stanton Werkhoven commenced her career as a Graphic Designer in Sydney, in the seventies. This led to specialising in silk screen designs for clothing and later opening a business in Wollongong.
Robyn, created “Studio La Primitive” with artist Eric Werkhoven in the 80’s in Sydney. She has been involved in the visual arts for many years– including: performance/event art, painting, sculpture, management of galleries, Arts writer and Editor of the online art and literary magazine -ARTS ZINE.
Since 1990 Robyn has lived and worked as a professional artist in the Hunter Valley.
Portraiture is a keen interest, with celebrities and dignitaries included in her portfolio. Six times portraits have been Finalists for the Portia Geach Memorial Award for Portraiture
Since November 2009 Robyn has been an exhibiting member with Portrait Artists Australia. In 2014 a portrait of fashion designer, Jenny Kee was selected for exhibition at the Australian Embassy, Washington, USA.
“I have been fascinated with drawing or painting the human figure, especially the face. This led me to exploring and expressing the dynamic and delicate nuances of the human form and psyche. My paintings are ‘contemporary figurative’, deploying vivid colour and strong line. An exciting high light of my artistic career is the unique collaborative work with artist / sculptor Eric Werkhoven.”
For the past ten years sculptor Eric Werkhoven & Robyn Werkhoven have collaborated on a unique series of drawings and paintings celebrating everyday life “exploring the world of human caprice, with sheer delight and a touch of irony” for exhibitions in Australia and Europe.