Caelyn Robertson


I am inspired by people. Knowing my model is an important part of my process and am challenged to capture what lies beneath what is obvious to the naked eye. My approach to why I do what I do is very simple. We all see life through different lenses. What I create is through my lens, however, an artwork to me is like a room full of mirrors. They are reflections of the subject, the creator and the viewer eternally bouncing back and forth.


Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa and born to a musician father and artist mother, Caelyn Robertson was exposed to life in the arts from a very young age.

As a portrait artist, Caelyn's subject matter is people and she has experimented with various techniques, with oil being her medium of choice over the years. As a self-taught artist, she has found tremendous fulfilment in expressing herself, discovering her strengths and exploring them to greater depths. She strives to improve her craft with every new portrait she paints. 

She predominantly paints females. Her paintings reflect the warmth, strength, beauty and serenity that are true to the female species at their best! She has an eye for detail and her works are bold and expressive in both colour and technique. She paints from her own photographs. As she has grown in confidence and skill as an artist, so has the scale of her paintings!

At present she works from her home studio in Cape Town, South Africa. Caelyn has participated in many group exhibitions locally as well as international shows through out Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Caelyn is frequently commissioned to paint personal portraits since she started her career in painting and her artworks are now in many private residences throughout South Africa, Europe and USA.


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Beneath the Surface

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