Kathleen Robbins biography
"I choose not to render my recent subject matter, the landscape, in any realistic sense, but to explore the internal and external relationships present there. Space, whether intimate or vast is charged with emotion and so the landscape becomes the perfect vehicle to find meaningful abstractions..."
"Most of these paintings were created on local farms in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Essex County, Massachusetts and most recently Cape Elizabeth Maine. What develop in these landscapes are relationships between one form and another: a weather-torn scrub bush dwarfed by an elegant tree line, a stand of tall oaks with the weight and pressure of a heavy sky, a piece of light that illuminates a thick dark mass of tree lines. These single events are what drive the creative process to a deeper place. It becomes the springboard for the process of invention to take place. It is the initial response to a place that dictates the image building process to begin. As the painting develops, the process of layering and drawing, adding and subtracting, ultimately create the final piece."
Chatham Inc. Award for Painting 12/1996