As an abstract painter trained in Paris and New York, Lorna uses movement to represent the life force to be found in all things.
Real motion is expressed in dynamic poses of her figurative work, and in her still lives, contrasting colors create a sense of movement.
Robertson’s charcoal figures demonstrate that she is also an accomplished draughtsman. The dynamic poses of figures striding, pointing or stretching are sketched in broad black strokes that emphasize muscular motion.
Artistic Influences and Studies
Lorna Robertson is an artist who attributes the combined influences of Hans Hofmann and Paul Klee to her use of line, plane and space. Matisse is stylistic favorite of hers. Similar to Matisse, she pursues divergent artistic styles.
Ms. Robertson studied at the Hans Hofmann School with James Billmeyer, Ann Tabachnik and Jim Gadhagan and at the Vermont Studio Center with Neil Welliver, Irv Petlin and Al Loving. She has also worked with the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York City, the International School of Art in Todi, Italy and the Art Carry Management Program – ART ADDICTION in Stockholm Sweden.