"Tulip du Jour," 23 x 38 in., work on masonite
Robin Halpren-Ruder studied sculpture with Italo Scanga at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has been a fellow at The MacDowell Colony and completed a residency at MacDonough 15 in New Orleans, LA.
Halpren-Ruder put down her blow torch and picked up a paint-brush and has not turned back.
Influenced by the art of Matisse, Rouseau, and Frida Kahlo, Halpren-Ruder often uses a completed object as her canvas and then transforms the object into a painting. Brilliant color, tropical settings, bouquets of hearts or flowers and still life’s vibrate to the edge of the painted surface. Luscious and vivid, the work vibrates color with a pulsating sensation of joy.