Artist’s Statement

Robine is an award winning, national artist.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America,  American Impressionist Society, Ohio Watercolor Society,  Alabama Plein Air Association, Ohio Plein Air Society, and President of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society.  She currently showing a collection at Springfield Museum of Art. As a member of the museum, she is also active on the  Marketing Development Committee. She is  in gallery at Terra Gallery in Dublin, OH.  She held the position of Holiday Show Chair in 2012 for the Mountain Brook Art Association in Birmingham AL.   She is the liaison Chair for OPAS with Springfield Museum of Art. She has been in gallery at Aldredge Gardens, University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB), Energin, Columbus Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art and area businesses and churches.  Last year she placed third at New Harmony, IN national plein air paintout and has been juried into Richmond, VA Plein Air Paintout.

Her career reaches beyond the artistry to bring awareness to many non-profit organizations.  She has worked with Make-A-Wish, American Cancer Association, Susan G. Komen, Camp Smile-A-Mile, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy Association.  She believes giving back and making a difference is one of the most important things we can do for one another.

Her primary medium is acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastel.  She enjoys looking at each painting as “telling a story”.  Whether it is capturing the light or bringing a character and emotion to the canvas.  She enjoys color and contrast and the ability to invite and capture the moment.  She has been fortunate enough to have studied  with Ron Lewis, who is a member of Watercolorists of America,  for over a decade and Terry Strickland, recognized for her portrait work by the Portrait Society of America,  for over two years.

At this point her best painting is the one she has not painted…yet!