Robin immerses himself in the memory of his travels to New York and many other cities. If he hasn't personally visited the city, he relies on images sent by friends and family. The visits were mainly for art fairs at the massive Jacob Javitts centre on the river. Robin designed the canvas shape to interpret his view containing massive structures looming on either side.
For the New York abstracts, Robin's ideal technique to apply dense colour is palette knife. Robin's choice of paint was Williamsberg, a beautiful creamy paint originating from the New York suburbs, so very fitting. The density is not quite what he wanted. The solution was to blend in a small amount of marble dust to create weight.
The canvas shape plays a part choosing a preferred location for this style. Narrow areas can burst into life with the injection of colour. A medium size piece that can offer a world of choice!
For his other landscape paintings around the world, Robin uses a similar technique to his London collection.