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Robin de Lavis – The Trees of Hornby Island

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Robin de Lavis – Biography

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Robin de Lavis

Robin de Lavis is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works from Hornby Island – off the west coast of Canada.

Her artistic training has included Fine, Applied and Computer Arts.

She has been the recipient of many awards including a full scholarship to complete a Diploma of Classical Animation from the Vancouver Film School.

All the elements of her years of study and practice are expressed through the medium of paint and through digital imagery created on the computer.

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Robin de Lavis – The Trees of Hornby Island

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‘The Trees of Hornby Island’ series came about after a harsh winter, when many familiar trees were blown down and uprooted. While walking along the bluffs one day I found a tree I had painted the year before, but now it was cut up for firewood. It was then and there that I decided to immortalize some of these symbolic trees in my paintings.

Normally my paintings are quite abstract, but in this case I decide to encase the flowing colours inside the shape of each distinct tree. They are painted on old-growth Fir wood panels with a background of gold.

Reflecting

Reflecting

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Autumn Tree

Autumn Tree

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Listen. Answer.

Listen. Answer.

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Northern lights

Northern lights

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The Sound of the Sun Going Down

The Sound of the Sun Going Down

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Duet

Duet

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The Path

The Path

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Robin de Lavis’ Art Gallery

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40 Responses to “Robin de Lavis – The Trees of Hornby Island”

  1. Nancy says:

    Robin,
    These are absolutely gorgeous and so very reminiscent of Hornby Island (especially “The Sound of the Sun Going Down” and “The Path” (except with a twist). They look somewhat tropical with the vibrant moving and wonderful colours.
    I look forward to seeing lots more of this direction.

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  2. Robin says:

    Thank you Nancy. I know you are familiar with this area so I’m glad you were able to revisit Hornby Island in this way.

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  3. Doroteja says:

    These paintings are very beautiful. I really like the play of the colors and the way you use them to give the trees texture. My favorite one would be The Path. Beautiful work!

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  4. Sujoy says:

    great paintings, really amazing!

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  5. Joe says:

    Simply superb creations. I quite enjoyed viewing them.

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  6. rihu82 says:

    These paintings are just awesome. it seems a lot of thought has been given before using the brush. Right colors,background. just Wow!!.
    I really liked the “Duet” one. The caption really suits the picture, the way there are just two branches.
    Great Work.

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  7. rajsekhar291 says:

    you have a great sense of poetry.It’s not looking like poetry but has a good feeling which tells you that it has been written in poetic sense.The art work also provides the required essence which gives the post the unique look.

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  8. Evoltage says:

    The color just blows me away! They are very inspiring. Thanks for making my day more interesting.

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  9. Leslie Coghlan says:

    Dear Robin,
    Your paintings in the series “The Trees of Hornby Island” are very beautiful and convey magnificently your care and love for these trees. I would love to see more of your paintings.
    Leslie Coghlan

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  10. Nick Summers says:

    I really like the artwork posted on this page, especially the artwork titled “Reflecting” and “Autumn Tree”. The creative approach is unique and I have not seen trees presented in such a way before. The colors are very nature in their tone and the colors seem carefully chosen to fit with the theme of the particular artwork. I hope to see more artwork in this unique style!

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  11. rachel says:

    These are all gorgeous! I love how all the colors of the rainbow come out in each piece. When viewing them they make give a sense of spiritualism and calming.

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  12. Kristine says:

    My favourites are “Listen. Answer.”, “Northern Lights”, “The Sound Of The Sun Going Down,” and “The Path”. I love how you blend the vibrant colours with the darker shades, almost as if showing the transition that these trees underwent during that harsh winter. Beautiful and thought-provoking work! Thank you!

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  13. Robin says:

    Thank you everyone for your positive comments and feedback. It is much appreciated:)

    For anyone interested, my website is lavisart.com

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  14. Joan says:

    Thank you for the rendering. I appreciate your memories and sentiment and understand the shock of the situation. All things do change…inspite of our good intentions.

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  15. Karla Deacon says:

    WOW! Wonderful paintings. They really speak. I feel that trees are very wise and spiritual and that feeling is so well captured in these paintings. I LOVE them, especially “Reflecting” and “The Sound of The Sun Going Down”. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. Isaura Mashiko says:

    Congratulations! is a poor way to express my admiration for your talent. I love your work! Thanks for sharing it.

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  17. Shyamal says:

    I visited 7 tree paintings up here. But the most which I liked is “Listen Answer”
    The most touching matter I felt about it is, the way of using colors, I mean if someone wants to tell you something (which I can feel in the darkened portion, actually this portion is postured darkened then the trunk of the tree, which is the true high light for the title of the picture.
    Then I would say the “PATH” is also fabulous painting. The path is getting originated from the tree itself which make the 100% relevancy to the title and message of the picture.

    The rest 5 are also good but truly speaking I like these two more, hence commented on them only. else it’s really a remarkable job. Congratulations!!!

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  18. Rich Lavery says:

    These paintings are beautiful. I wish I had the talent and time to create art this awesome. Keep up the great work and congratualtions on the success!

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  19. Hasnain says:

    I like the first, fourth and the fifth one alot! They are pretty abstract and the detail is just amazing for glass painting. I would love to get one of those for my house.

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  20. Raptor says:

    I must say that I’m impressed. Your artwork is outsanding. My personally favourite is “The Sound of the Sun Going Down”. Watching it relaxes me. Thank you for these paintings!

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  21. Nick M. says:

    These paintings are excellent. You have managed to combine many different styles and techniques to create your own vibe.

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  22. Leigh B. says:

    These are great. I especially am fond of “Duet” and “Listen.Answer.”

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  23. Collin Jahnke says:

    These pieces of artwork are outstanding. I love the fine array of colors used in all of these pieces. My favorite is definetly “Listen.Answer” It relaxes me and is quite unique. Reminds me of a warm autumn day.

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  24. Brittany says:

    Robin,
    The colors on your tree paintings are brilliant. I especially love the “Northern Lights.” I also love “The Sound of the Sun Going Down,” as it feels just like a sunset.

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  25. Sandra says:

    Hi Robin ,I love your work!!I went to your website and
    was blowen away…I love your adstrat work all I can say is its DIVINE
    I will pop back when i need to be inspired .
    be blessed love Sandra

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  26. Deborah says:

    The colors are Magnificent and the forms speak to me!

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  27. Beautiful evocative shimmering energy presence in these works!

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  28. IskrA says:

    I’ve never seen anything like it. This is absolutely the edge of painting designs, the highest point of imagination. You can easily find yourself in these drawings. This is by far the best work I’ve seen. I’m really impressed. It may soind strange but by looking at these drawings I feel calm, relaxed, relieved. If there was any tension, it’s 100% gone now! Thank you very much, Robin de Lavis!

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  29. Shira says:

    Robin, I spent some time exploring your galleries and was deeply moved by the concept of turning bombs into flowers through your art (the “Peace Mandalas” link.) “Seedsong.MotherEarth” is one of my favorites. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing your gifts!

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  30. Robin says:

    Thank you for you kind responses. It is deeply appreciated.
    Robin

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  31. felipe ribbeck says:

    Dear Robin,
    Could you provide Leslie Coghlan email, he is an ld classmate that I have not seen for 20 some years.

    Thank you very much,
    FR

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  32. Meryem says:

    Dear Robin,

    Such beautiful paintings! Great job.

    You might want to thank Leslie Coghlan for bringing people to your site! I’m also looking to contact him if you could help.. He used to be my teacher.

    Thank you in advance,
    Meryem

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  33. Emmeline says:

    These are really exquisite, Robin ! great feel to them beside the clearly refined technique.
    I’ll check out your website right away…

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  34. Hi Robbin,

    Nice to see you here. Congratulations on your beautiful work! Keep well,
    Best always,
    Michele Andree

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  35. Robin says:

    Thank you Emmeline. And yes Michele Andree, it’s good to be here:)

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  36. Mark says:

    Hi Robin – and thank you for sharing your paintings.

    To be honest, paintings don’t generally seem to connect with me to the same extent that other artistic forms do (hopefully, I’ll ‘get’ it one day!).

    BUT, your ‘reflections’ painting immediately stood out to me straight away and had me meditating on it and enjoying it. So, thank you for that!

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  37. Robin says:

    You are very welcome Mark. Thank you for the feedback, it’s appreciated.

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  38. Carole says:

    Hi Robin, thanks for sharing your unique talent. Like me you work in rainbow colors and elate your own and everyone elses chakras to DANCE for joy!! I LOVE your work very much. I’m also inspired by nature, animals, and stained glass windows as expressed in my Mandalas, Goddesses, Angels, Mermaids, Cats and Words to Inspire. Please enjoy my art inspiration too. Many blessings.
    Carole.

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  39. those are indeed lovely compositions…are those acrylics blended with gesso ? I love the ‘motion’ involved in them…thanks for sharing!

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  40. Laura says:

    Wow! Beautiful paintings. Tough to choose a favorite but the first one…I just went WOW! I love love love this one. I think mostly because it’s where I am right now in life. Reflecting on self.

    “The Sound of the Sun Going Down” looks like a couple looking outward at the water. The right one is leaning in on the left one and the left one looks to be extending it’s arm as if to put it around the other. :)

    All of them are beautiful work. Thanks for posting these here.

    Laura

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