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Born in south Florida, Robin has painted since she was old enough to hold the brush. She spent a short time at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, and then has continued learning and growing as an artist in a family of artists. Her favorite medium is oils and she works both as a plein air and studio painter. 

Robin currently lives and works in the Gainesville, Florida area.


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Some things cannot be said with words. The beauty of God’s creation explodes all around us, and my expression, my worship, comes in the form of painted colors across a canvas. For me, plein air painting captures that moment and feeling better than a photo. I also like to add a sense of lighthearted joy so that the viewer can feel a bit of the peace and appreciation that I felt during the painting process. Birds are my subject matter because I see them as having an inner strength that goes beyond their fragile bodies, not unlike the human spirit.”


INVITATIONAL PAINTOUTS: 
Kanapaha Gardens, Gainesville, FL
Dudley Farm, Newberry, FL
"Concorso Rapido," Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin FL
"Downtown Arts Stroll," Clearwater FL (Second Place Award)
"Evinston to Cross Creek," Thomas Center, Gainesville FL
“South Shore Plein Air Festival,” South Shore Arts Council, Ruskin, FL (Honorable Mention Award)
“Souvenirs of Downtown,” Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc., Fort Pierce, FL
“Art en Plein Air at McKee Botanical Garden,” The Cultural Council of Indian River County , Vero Beach, FL
“Florida’s Eden 2009 Paint Out,” Dudley Farm, Newberry, FL


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
“Plein Air Painting,” Heritage Village, Largo, FL
Painting and Drawing, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL
“Art At The Ranch,” One Day Plein Air Workshop, Bushnell, FL
“Guerrilla Warfare Painting,” John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
"Little Middle Folk School," John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC


JURIED ART FESTIVALS:
“Art Harvest,” Dunedin FL
“Out of the Blue,” Clearwater, FL
“Cool Art,” St. Petersburg, FL
“Arts Festival at Little Harbor,” Ruskin, FL


JURIED EXHIBITS:
“Studio Works 2008,” Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL
“The Art Group,” Tampa, FL
“Art in the Park," Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Art Foundation, Raymond James, Clearwater, FL
“Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc, Fall Fundraiser & Awards Ceremony,” Online Art Gallery


AWARDS:
Memorial Causeway Bridge Commemorative Poster for the City of Clearwater, FL


ASSOCIATIONS:
Gainesville Fine Arts Association
Plein Air Florida
Clearwater Arts Council (Served term as board member)