Earlier this year at the fabulous Lost Bear Gallery in Katoomba I had the privilege of attending the exhibition opening and book launch for Robyn Collier's "Burragorang—The Lost Valley".
The event celebrated four years of Robyn's commitment and dedication to her work and coincided with the sixtieth anniversary of the flooding of the Burragorang Valley in New South Wales.
Robyn's work is, quite simply, breathtaking. She has been painting since the early 1970s and has become one of Australia's most prominent wilderness landscape artists.
Robyn is a master of her craft, producing unique work that is renowned for its portrayal of light and her connection to her surroundings. She is incredibly generous with her knowledge, imparting years of priceless experience in workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand. This willingness to share her wisdom speaks volumes of Robyn, not only as an artist but also as a human being—generous to a fault.
In attendance on the evening were former Greens leader Bob Brown and renowned historian and author Jim Smith, along with an adoring crowd, all gathered to share in celebrating the work of this incredible woman.