My name is Robyn Steward I am a self taught painter, I paint using acrylics on canvas and paint with my fingers and hands, I have Cerbel Palsey which makes it hard to manipulate a brush I am also visually impaired so use bright coloyrs because they are easier to see,I was born in 1986 and live in London, I started painting on my 22nd birthday and have since had work in a few exhibitions ( the vintage festival at the royal festival hall at the southbank centre, oxford house , and mostly recently a group show at the embassy tea gallery in southwalk) I also had my own solo show in 2010 which was covered on CNN as part of their world autism awareness day coverage.
You can download my artists CV Here
Below is some of my work.
75 x 51cm
Out of Space Out Of Mind
60 x 50cm
51 x 76 cm
The below piece was in response to the winterbourne view enquiry which investigated the abuse of adults with learning disabilities by the social care staff who were supposed to be taken care of them.It asks if people were just spinal columns brains and eyes would we treat each other as equals.
Anger,Up, Rush,my aching body , earth, treasure trawler and traffic light con drum
80 x 30 cm
The ants and the leaves got lost
100 x 41 cm
This painting has a story
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Anxiety , Freedom and release
80 x 60 cm
The two paintings below are linked by a poem.
Fear clenches your middle like a too tight belt,
Anxiety chokes you unimaginable until felt,
sadness grips you like a apple carts contents
falling from a hill,
LOVE can take away pain for a brief while,
as someone holds you while it melts,
until you learn to loosen that belt.
80 x 60 cm