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Robyn Jorde is a painter who draws on direct observation of her surroundings to create her artwork. It is "realistic" in the sense that she has spent time with her subjects, and has actual real experience with them. 

Robyn often chooses to give attention to subject matter that seems insignificant. She selects common sights such as suburban houses, signage, and the utilitarian infrastructure of the city. These things are part of our culture, reflect who we are, connect us to our history, and are worthy of close observation.

She has a related interest in how humans interact with nature: how they live with it and/or change it to fit their needs, and what those actions reveal about humanity.

Robyn works with many media and frequently uses several in a single piece of work. Using one medium on top of another calls attention to the layers built up in the creation of the artwork, evoking a sense of history the way geological strata or the layers of an archaeological site do. Her art is characterized by a subtle use of color, attention to design, and a quiet contemplative mood.

Represented in many private collections, Robyn Jorde has participated in exhibitions nationwide and won awards for both landscape and figure work. 


Recent Exhibitions:


2019    Everyday Poetry - solo exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

            Southwestern Watercolor Society 56th Annual Membership Show, Vladislav Yeliseyev, Juror,

                    Ron Eardle Memorial Award.

            Sunset Boulevard - solo exhibition, Oak Lawn Public Library

            Art 214 - Dallas Arts Month Exhibition, juried exhibition

2018    Southwestern Watercolor Society 55th Annual Membership ShowRobert Burridge, Juror,

                     Best of Show Award.

            Texas National - Jed Perl, juror.

            Small Works -  Karen Fulton, curator.

            Members & Friends -  Linda Wood Shotwell, curator.

            Green -  Maegan Kirschner & Shawn Storer, curators.

            For the Love of Art, group exhibition

2017    From the Mundane to the Specific -  Henry Biber, juror.

            Southwestern Watercolor Society 54th Annual Membership Show - Keiko Tanabe, juror,

                     Dick Blick Art Materials Award.

            I Am Woman Hear Me Roar  - Kelly E. Marra, curator.

            Abstracted Redacted - Jenny Keller, juror.

            View from the Art Village 50-Year Retrospective - Nancy Cohen Israel, curator

2016    Southwestern Watercolor Society 53rd Annual Membership Show - Stan Miller, Juror,

                     Creative Catalyst Award.

            31st Texas and Neighbors -  Soon Warren, juror.

            Botanicals -  Nick Ramos, curator.