Three Ravens Gallery | Robin Seigl

For a decade I have observed the working waterfront from a small rowboat. I see a series of paintings in the hard-edged bulk of the ships and barges that confront me. The weighty, worn load of massive hulls appears to penetrate deeply into the wiggly water where heavily marked surfaces and strong forms are reflected. Over a long period of time only the water survives; what is man-made disappears. My current interest is in expressing the power of the shapes, marks and colors observed from close to the waters’ surface along the industrial waterfront. The resulting paintings attempt to find beauty in a subject not often regarded as beautiful. Emphasizing inevitable stages of decay, the drawings and oil paintings I make in the studio are inspired by those powerful images,. I have had work in juried group and solo exhibits in Washington, Oregon and California. Paintings have been displayed at the Port of Seattle, the Seattle Tacoma Airport, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Port of Portland. My work is in private and corporate collections in Wisconsin, Oregon, California, Massachusetts and Washington. I am represented by the Seattle Art Museum Gallery.


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