about studio18 symmes

• studio18symmes.com is the online version of the artist’s studio-gallery located in erin, ontario canada • all work featured is by robin symmes • online pieces are available for sale (unless otherwise indicated by an adjacent red dot) • the artist’s store on etsy.com features selected previous work • submit an email inquiry using the form to confirm upcoming public shows or other details from this site

• artist robin symmes is a versatile painter • working in mixed media primarily on mylar & yupo • informed by her love of calligraphy • symmes’ focus is on drawing & mark-making • to simplify subjects to their essentials & spirit • influenced by gestural works by peel region artists: adrian dingle (1911-1974) and jim reid • themes in her recent collections reflect a love of orchids, trees, caledon’s escarpment, travel & continuous interest in historical art-making

• educated in art & history at queen’s university and continued studies in historical art media at guelph university • an establishing artist & instructor by her late 20s • symmes left the art business to work in the tech industry • now as life permits, symmes balances work and creative pursuits from her erin-based studio • not currently taking commissions • the studio is open for certain advertised events or by appointment • exhibiting online, in studio and occasionally in galleries in the headwaters & gta region • in private collections in north america and the bahamas

artists’ affiliations include:

ontario plein air society
• friend of mill • williams mill arts centre
• artist of headwaters arts
• artist & studio no.3 hills of erin studio tour