About the Artist
My name is Robyn,
and I am the creator who sees things á Travers de Jolis Yeux.
I’ve been creating my entire life. Derived from my magical mind, which I inherited from my family, and cultivated through practice and inspiration.
I create watercolor and mixed media paintings which weave trauma into enchanting representations of the unique affairs experienced by humans. With themes like biodiversity, femininity, trauma, and neurodivergence, my work remains cohesive accompanied by a touch of magic in each piece.
When creating from my emotions becomes overwhelming, I dive into escapism, painting magical worlds, people, and creatures. I have always held a love for fantasy genres and this comes through in my escapist artwork. Influenced by anime, myths and fairy tales, and powerful women which you can see in pieces like Hayao Miyazaki’s Ghibli Portrait, Rachel Cargel’s Portrait, and Gisselle.
Why á Travers de Jolis Yeux?
So I launched à Travers de Jolis Yeux at the beginning of 2021 to help dream collectors who are delightedly bold and brazen see their darkness through my lens of creativity.
Inspired by trauma and neurodivergence, many of my paintings embody the emotions of my personal Narrative through metaphors. Using interesting forms, composition, and strategic colors I create emotional works that reflect the way I felt in the depths of an abusive relationship, suffering an eating disorder, and living with anxiety. Both in their content, as well as the physical presence of each piece, I intend for my paintings to echo the metamorphosis that one experiences when wandering through life.
I'm interested in creating polarities within these works; the contrast between light and dark, the heaviness of the subject matter and the delicate textures that are created by blooming watercolors. Moreover, when creating art, my goal is to help the viewer see their own darkness through the lens of my creativity, welcoming introspection, and improvement.
Each of my pieces begins as a sketch and recently this process is done digitally to test compositions, perfect linework, and plan color placement. The linework is then printed or transferred to watercolor paper where smooth rhythmic strokes define the lines with the designated color. Translucent layers of watercolor are built up to create detail, definition, and depth. I finish my paintings by perfecting the linework and adding highlights as well as final details to the foreground. Occasionally this process includes pens, colored pencils, or gold-leaf.
Galleries & Showcases
Feature in the Open Theme exhibition hosted by Art Room Gallery Online.
Featured in Faces 2022 International Jurried painting exhibiton hosted by Camleback Gallery, All Women art exhibit hosted by LightSpaceTime Gallery, and the 5th Figurative exhibiton hosted by Art Show International.
Featured in “Red” 2023 show hosted by ColorsofHumanity Gallery.