Robyn Thompson Duong

is creating beautiful works of art with a bit of magical realism

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Yearly Limited Edition Print

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For $5 per month for 12 months you will receive a limited edition signed and numbered print of one of my paintings.  

  • Limited Edition Print

Beginner Lessons

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You will not only receive the signed limited edition print after 12 months, but also a beginner lesson book filled with advice and activities.  The book is great for anyone who is interested in learning some basic drawing techniques and ideas for true beginners.

  • Limited Edition Print
  • Beginner Lesson ebook

Interactive Critiques

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You will not only receive the signed limited edition print after 12 months and a beginner lesson book filled with advice and activities.  You will also be able to receive a critique of your work from me once per month

  • Limited Edition Print
  • Beginner Lesson ebook
  • Interactive Critique




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About Robyn Thompson Duong

Hi there, welcome, and thank you for stopping by!

I'm an artist and teacher who loves to paint.  I've been teaching art to middle school age kiddos for over ten years.  While I have loved my work as a teacher I am looking to make a change and make my own art a priority.  I have been working in my studio more frequently, entering more shows, applying for grants and fellowships (I was recently named a MFA Boston Emerging Artist Fellow).  I am also looking for a larger studio space, as I currently work out of a room in my home, which is difficult with my two little children running around, calling for mommy.  

As an art teacher I dabble in just about everything, from printmaking to ceramics and everything in-between, but my love has always been painting.  My current work deals with challenging the societal perceptions and stereotypes of Black femininity and beauty by depicting women of color as Mother Goddess, grand, graceful, and beautiful. As one of the most appropriated and stereotyped group of individuals, I’m seeking to reappropriate the black female image and what it means for me to be a woman of color.

I draw inspiration from many things including the women in my family and other strong women artists, such as Frida Kahlo, Amy Sherald, and Mickalene Thomas. I am also inspired by nature. I’ve always felt a deep connection to the natural world. There is a mystical/spiritual connection to nature and feminism. Nature is itself the ultimate incarnate of femininity, as nature is the mother we all come from. Because of the connection between femininity and nature I include natural elements such as flowers and mysterious landscapes into my portraits of women of color. By juxtaposing images of brown women with nature, I am equating black femininity with that which is the most feminine.

I am seeking patronage to help me continue with my work and take it to the next level.  Please consider contributing if you are able.  A list of the perks you'll receive depending on level of patronage is listed above.  

Thank you again and have a wonderful day
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