Robyn Nolan has worked in clay and paint for over forty years, her ceramics and paintings are held in collections in both Australia and overseas. Together with her husband Terry, and true to their belief in the creative life, they have transformed Nolan on Lovel Gallery,an old semi-industrial site into a delightful, welcoming studio gallery, home, garden and workshop space.
Robyn’s love of texture and the material qualities of substance, whether it be in clay or paint, is usually expressed on large canvases with a tactile, gestural and colourful hand.
Preferring not to be confined to the studio, Robyn takes her canvases and papers outside, into the outback, the bush or by the sea to start a series of works.
She finds the energy required to authenticate her experience in riverbeds, close to the source of clay, and then returns to the studio working in layers, acknowledging memory and ancient geological layers, until satisfied with the final image.
Before returning to formal studies and devoting herself full time to her painting, Robyn trained and worked as a potter for over twenty years. During this time she and fellow potter Jan Green ran a vibrant production workshop South Creek Pottery on the NSW northern beaches.