…When words are hard to find

An exhibition of selected paintings offering an intimate perspective of loss and growth, from the impressive collection of local artist Karen Robinson, will be open to the public during May and June.

…When Words are Hard to Find will grace Craigieburn’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery between Thursday 7 May and Sunday 27 June, with a special launch event on Wednesday 6 May.

Hume Artist, Karen Robinson, is an abstract painter, story-teller, photographer and blogger who draws on her life-experiences as inspiration for her work.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, said the exhibition of abstract paintings was a significant boon for the local arts scene.

“…When Words are Hard to Find is an emotional expression of Karen’s life and experiences,” Cr Atmaca said.

“The paintings offer a profound glimpse into her psyche.”

A self-taught painter and recipient of a Hume Arts Professional Development Grant in 2014, Karen explores vibrant colour and dynamic shape as an intuitive response to family joy and tragedy, career experiences, travel adventures and current events. Every painting tells a significant story.

Karen first turned to painting as a way to help her deal with the personal grief of losing a loved-one in a road accident. Art as therapy became a vital part of her recovery process.

Karen has since reached out to the wider community and participated in a number of the TAC's 'Picture This' exhibitions, in which victims of road trauma express their experiences through art.

“Karen’s exceptional work explores how it is possible to come from a point where words are hard to find to a place where joy can be found in the everyday,” Cr Atmaca said.

“We are privileged to be able to share her story through art and I commend her on a fantastic achievement.

“I would encourage art lovers across Hume to enjoy and reflect on the work of this talented local artist at the terrific Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery.”

…When Words are Hard to Find exhibition launch
Wednesday 6 May 2015, 6 – 7.30pm
Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn

Posted on 12:00 AM, 28 April 2015

Updated : 10:06 AM, 28 April 2015

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