Robyn Penn Monolith oil on canvas 200x120 cm 2012
Robyn Penn I Have Murdered Another Day monotype with water soluble crayon 2011
Johannesburg artist Robyn Penn paints her amazing cloudscapes from photographs, often using the cloud studies of the 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge for reference. She finds painting the sky a good distraction from the "chaos" of daily life.
Penn has often painted another sort of cloud- exploding atomic bomb clouds- and both sorts share a kind of terrible beauty. She says "For me the reality of life is like a Charles Bukowski poem- brutal and beautiful in the same breath."