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    May 2019: Robin Williamson

    Robin Williamson fine artist

    Robin Williamson is an award-winning artist from Texas, best known for her refined, delicate, and realistic style of painting in oils. After a successful career in Information Technology, Robin "retired" to raise her three children. While doing so, she reignited a life-long love affair with art. With her youngest finally in school, Robin took her first formal oil-painting class and was hooked. Since then, she has fervently pursued both education and easel time to continue to hone her skills. She is passionate about art education and has studied with some of today’s leading figurative artists such as Max Ginsberg, Anthony Ryder, Robert Liberace, Joshua LaRock, and Jordan Sokol. She is a graduate of Johnnie Liliedahl's School of Classical Oil Painting, and has studied at Studio Incamminati, Scottsdale Artist's School, The Coppini Academy, and The Ryder Studio.

    Robin's desire is to glorify her Creator by reproducing the beauty of life around her. Painting people is her first love. She is intrigued by people of all walks of life, who do everything from the mundane to the extraordinary. She particularly enjoys painting dancers because it combines her love of painting the figure with her love of dance. She is equally adept at still-life painting, and finds it an exciting challenge to capture the realistic look of inanimate objects. Robin’s artistic influences are some of the great master figurative painters such as William A. Bouguereau, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Ilya Repin, and of course Leonardo Da Vinci, an engineer, artist, and musician.

    For the last several years, Robin has run a biweekly life-painting group that she considers pivotal to her development as an artist. She also enjoys sharing her craft with others by teaching oil painting classes at her local art league.

    Robin is a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists, the Art League of Fort Bend, and is a BoldBrush sponsored artist.

    Selected Awards

    2019 John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition

    2019 Finalist, 14th International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon

    2019 “Best People Award” National Oil And Acrylic Painters Society, Spring Online International

    2018 Third Prize, International Artist Magazine Challenge, People and Figures

    2018 Finalist, 13th International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon, Portraiture Category

    2018 Award of Excellence, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), Spring International Online Competition

    2018 Finalist, The Gateway International Painting Competition, April

    2018 Finalist, Boldbrush Painting Competition, February

    2018 Artist’s Choice Award, The Gateway International Painting Competition, February

    2017 Eighth Place, Portrait Society of America, Member’s Only Competition, Commissioned Portrait Category

    2017 Merit Award, NOAPS, Fall Online International Competition

    2016 Third Place, NOAPS, Spring Online International Competition

    Selected Exhibitions

    2018 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), Best of America National Exhibition, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

    2018 Oil Painters of America Salon Show of Traditional Oils, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, Michigan

    2018 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), Best of America Small Painting National Juried Exhibition

    2018 American Women Artists, Spring Online Juried Show

    2017 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Fall Showcase, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX

    2017 Oil Painters of America (OPA), National Juried Exhibition, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

    2017 NOAPS, Fall Online International Exhibition

    2017 Richeson School of Art and Gallery, Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait Exhibition, Kimberly, WI

    2017 NOAPS, “Best of America” Exhibit, Castle Gallery of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

    2017 American Women Artists (AWA), Spring Online Juried Show

    2016 OPA, Western Regional Juried Exhibition, The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

    2016 NOAPS, Spring Online International Exhibition

    2015 OPA, Juried Salon Show of Traditional Oils, Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, AL

    2015 Best and Brightest Juried Show and Sale, Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, AZ

    2014 NOAPS, “Best of America” Exhibit, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO

    2014 Best and Brightest Juried Show and Sale, Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, AZ

    2014 Richeson School of Art and Gallery, Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait Exhibition, Kimberly, WI

    2014 Richeson School of Art and Gallery, Richeson 75 Still Life & Floral Exhibition, Kimberly, WI

    2013 Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

    2012 Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

     

    To learn more about Robin Williamson and view her works, visit: robinwilliamsonfineart.com

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