Inspired by all things provocative in nature and life, Robbie Kaye creates photographs and resin paintings with a goal of contributing beauty and intrigue. Her work consists of landscape images, literal and abstract, that invite conversation and interpretation. Her photography and painting are an interpretation of each other and a result of her travels to find beauty, unsuspecting or obvious, which she then transfers onto her canvases of aluminum or wood.
A classical and jazz trained musician, Robbie performed and composed music for many years in New York and Portland, OR, before she transitioned into photography.
As the staff photographer for the Admissions Department at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, she and co-authored the 125thAnniversary photography and poetry book, “Rendezvous with Light,” with former California Poet Laureate, Carol Muske Dukes.
Robbie’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries and featured in numerous publications such as LensCulture, Lenscratch, Gourmet, and Marie Clairemagazines. As a photojournalist she has authored four books including Beauty and Wisdom, a study of older women in America; their traditions and visibility in our society.
Drawn to expressing the beauty, intensity and fragility of life, Robbie’s resin work, her newest artform to date, is the perfect medium as it combines these elements which result in either bold colors or subdued hues. She sees her work as an artist as an ongoing journal, one that has provided her a voice to express what she otherwise might not.
Whether Robbie is making music, photographs or resin paintings, she sees each process as a composition and collaboration, either with nature, the sea or people, subliminal or otherwise, as a way to offer her experiences in life and evoke interpretation.
Robbie’s work is currently exhibited in and represented by The Brittany Davis Gallery in Ojai, CA. Her work is also on exhibit at Crawford Family Wines tasting room in Solvang, CA and Helen’s Hair Studio in Santa Ynez, CA.
Robbie invites and welcomes commissions via email or messages through FB: robbiekayestudio or Instagram: @robbiekaye.