Posted by: bluelanternstudio | April 4, 2010

The Voice of the Sea

I feel as though I’ve been in hibernation the past week or so, not going much farther than my studio. First I had my head down to meet a writing project deadline, then I got a call from the Granville Island Cultural Society telling me that I’d been selected for a solo exhibition in the gallery space at the Waterfront Theatre. Yippee! The only catch: the show opens on April 16. Yikes!

After saying yes to the show, I rushed to my studio in a panic to see what I had actually proposed in my submission. Thankfully not much. But after visiting the space, I decided that the work I have in my studio right now isn’t exactly what I want to show. So, I bought some new canvases and have been busy putting brush to paint.

Herring Run


The new paintings aren’t too different from what I’ve been working on—local fish swimming in water impacted by plastic pollution and heating up thanks to carbon from fossil fuels—but I have shifted my focus from experimenting with colours and concepts to trying to make the absolutely most beautiful paintings I can. So that’s where I’m at.

Over the next two weeks I’ll be posting pictures of the new paintings. Meantime, if you’re in Vancouver, get out your agenda and mark down: Friday April 16, 5 to 7 pm, Waterfront Theatre, opening reception for Robi’s show “The Voice of the Sea”. Then invite all your friends, which you can do here if you’re on Facebook. Hope to see you in person on the 16th!



  1. What beautiful work.

    Are you familiar with the work of Alexander Morton? If you’re doing work that revolves around salmon, you two could hook up.

    What a beautiful way to mark environmental impact.

    • Hi Katana – Thanks for your lovely note! Yes, I am a huge fan of Alexandra Morton’s. I’ve never met her, but I follow her passionate work for wild salmon closely (

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