Clockwise from Top Left: Pamela, 10 x 10 inches;
Harbor Map, (detail) 48 x 30 inches;
Harbor VII painting, 24 x 30 inches;
Harbor I, 48 x 36 inches;
Helen in front of her work;
Estia’s Little Kitchen, 18 x 24 inches;
Diners in front of Helen’s "Harbor" paintings
The work featured above is currently on view at Estia's Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, NY.
Photography by Daniel Gonzalez
My Interpretation of Sag Harbor...
The work in this show represents my interpretation of Sag Harbor and the Hamptons from an outsider’s perspective. I grew up in Darien, CT and spent most of my summers at home, so when my New York City roommate invited me to stay with her in the Hamptons for a weekend, it was my first time visiting East Hampton, as well as Sag Harbor. After spending the morning in Sag Harbor alone, I found the town’s charm to be most inspiring. The farmers’ market, local shops, docked boats, the people, and even Estia’s Little Kitchen all embodied Sag Harbor to me, but I was most impressed with the harbor itself.
My paintings are an abstract representation of the view of the harbor during different parts of the morning. The rising sun influences subtle changes of the coloring of the water and landscape surrounding it, which I found particularly inspiring. The simple beauty I found in Sag Harbor inspired the minimalism of my paintings. The town isn’t overly extravagant or grandiose, which I truly appreciate and value. Sag Harbor is quaint, charming, understated, and overall truly beautiful. While there are many facets of Sag Harbor I would love to capture, the simple beauty of the harbor in the early morning seemed to best capture the allure and appeal I initially felt to this picturesque place.
Helen Robinson is an artist currently living in New York City. She recently received her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Art History at Vanderbilt University. She continues to work on her own body of work at her studio in the Lower East Side, as well as commissioned artwork for various clientele. Helen’s work typically focuses on conceptual portraiture, which she balances with abstract interpretations of the landscapes and world around her. The main inspiration behind her work comes from an interest in people, psychology, and the way we interact and communicate, as well as the environments and landscapes we find ourselves in.
The Art of Estia's, Sag Harbor NY
1615 Sag Harbor Bridgehampton Turnpike, New York