Robyn Litchfield was born in New Zealand and currently lives in North London. She is a painter and graduated from the City and Guilds of London Art School with an MA Fine Art (distinction) in 2017 and from The School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University with a BA in 2012.
Litchfield use wild landscape as a ubiquitous template for exploring personal history, notions of cultural identity, alienation and a sense of belonging. Her paintings are imbued with a longing for an idyllic Arcadia but haunted by the resulting violence, dispossession and ecological loss.
Her work was short listed for the Clifford Chance Postgraduate Printmaking Award in 2017, was selected for the Collyer Bristow Award 2019 and 2018 (highly commended) and was a finalist in the Signature Art Prize 2019. Her paintings were long listed for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2020 and The John Moores 2020. She won the Landscape/Cityscape/Seascape category prize in the Jackson’s Arts Painting Prize 2020 and exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2020.