Linda Robertson

Linda Robertson

Linda Robertson

  • Biography

    Linda Robertson is a Melbourne artist whose practice centres around drawings on paper and printmaking. This has been her main focus in the work she has produced at her Ivanhoe studio for over thirty years.
    She has won many awards for her works, which are held in various collections including the Bass Coast Shire, the City of Bright, Strathcona Girls School and Methodist Ladies College; and also in private collections.

    She has exhibited widely across eastern Australia, and overseas. Her work is influenced by drawings from the Italian Renaissance, by French artists Edgar Degas and Eugene Carrier, and by contemporary Australian artist Godwin Bradbeer.
    Linda teaches life and general drawing to adults and senior school students in Melbourne.
    “My works are observational drawings of the human body, using interplay of light and shadow to reveal physical form and to portray its energy. I am interested in drawing momentary glimpses of human presence in illuminated space, to move the work beyond literal depiction of anatomy towards the realm of abstracted landscape.
    My intention is similar to the way a landscape painter may use movement of light to reveal or transform geographical form to create images which take the viewer beyond a simple description of place.
    The drawings are worked from life with oil pastel and graphite on polymer paper. I have found this
    to be an ideal medium to allow interplay of quick, roughly textured line drawing and smooth, translucent layering of colour, to create a sense of human energy as a flee1ng, ephemeral presence in space.
    The monotypes are one-off prints which are a further abstrac1on from the drawings, and are made from memory. They are made by rolling oil paint onto a plate and wiping back to create highlights.”

    Exhibitions

    2018 Group exhibition, Metropolis Gallery
    2018 “Recent Works” Exhibition with Salvatore Trigila, Malvern Artists’ Society
    2018 Exhibition with Cambridge St Gallery, Essoign Club Melbourne
    2017 "Stockroom Collection" Cambridge Street Gallery
    2016 "Mono" Group exhibition of monotype printmakers, Metropolis Gallery
    2016 Group exhibition, Cambridge St Gallery
    2015 “Life Forms" Exhibition, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
    2013 “Life/Still Life" Exhibition, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
    2012 Finalist, “She" Exhibition, Walker St Gallery
    2010 Group exhibition, Metropolis Gallery
    2009 Solo exhibition, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
    2008 Solo exhibition, Frankston Arts Centre

    2008 Art Melbourne with Jenny Pihan Fine Art
    2007 Art Melbourne with Jenny Pihan Fine Art
    2006 Art Melbourne with Jenny Pihan Fine Art

    2006 Group show, Bankart Gallery

    2006 Group show, Little Malop Gallery
    2005 Group show, Bankart Gallery

    2005 Represented at Melbourne Affordable Art Fair by Jenny Pihan Fine Art

    2005 Represented at SydneyArt 05 by Paintbox Gallery

    2005 Finalist, Banyule Works on Paper Award

    2005 Exhibition with Paintbox Gallery, ACT
    2004 Represented at Melbourne Affordable Art Fair by Skepsi Gallery

    2004 Represented at London Affordable Art Fair by Tallantyre Gallery, Northumberland
    2003 Solo show, Skepsi Gallery, Carlton
    2003 Finalist, Castlemaine Drawing Prize
    2003 Finalist, Banyule Works on Paper Award
    2003 Group show, Jenny Pihan Fine Art , Mornington
    2002 Group show, Boathouse Gallery, Mornington
    2001 Finalist, Castlemaine Drawing prize


    Selected Awards

    Camberwell Art Show 2019 Best Drawing
    Moonee Valley Art Show 2018, Best in Show
    Bayside Art Show, 2017 Best Work on Paper
    Moonee Valley 2017, Best Pastel

    Moonee Valley 2015 Highly Commended

    Hobson’s Bay 2013 Best Pastel

    Knox Art Exhibition 2012 Best Painting all mediums
    HobsonsBay 2012 Best Pastel

    Ocean Grove 2012, Best Work on Paper
    Camberwell, 2011 highly commended

    St Kevins, 2011 best Pastel

    Camberwell 2006 Highly commended

    Tarra Art Show 2006 Highly Commended

    Bright Art Show, 2006 best other medium

    Finalist, Banyule Works on Paper 2000
    Bright Art Show 2004 Best Other Medium

    Finalist, 2003 Castlemaine Drawing Prize;

    Finalist, 2003 Banyule Works on Paper Award
    Deniliquin Art Show 2002, Best Pastel;

    Camberwell Art Show 2002; Encouragement award pastel.
    Brighton Art Show 2002, Best work on paper;

    Finalist, 2001 Castlemaine Drawing Prize;

    Warragul art show, Highly commended, drawing sec1on
    Toorak college show, Best Pastel award;

    Loyola College show, “Artistic Heritage” award 2001

    King Valley Show, Best Pastel

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Linda Robertson

Figure Study 2/2022
62 x 51 cm Oil pastel on polymer paper $800.00Sold

Linda Robertson

Figure Study 3/2022
62 x 51 cm Oil pastel on polymer paper $800.00

Linda Robertson

Figure Study 4/2022
62 x 51 cm Oil pastel on polymer paper $800.00Sold

Linda Robertson

Figure Study 1/2022
62 x 51 cm Framed Oil pastel on polymer paper $800.00Sold

Linda Robertson

Moving Figures
90 x 68 cm Oil pastel on polymer paper $1,200.00Sold