“Spring Bloom” – by Robin Roberts

$375.00

“Spring Bloom” by Ohio Artist Robin Roberts. Painted en Plein air in 2020.  Oil on Cotton Canvas Board. Image: 8″ x 10″.  Carved Black Frame with Gold Fillet: 11.5″ x 13.5″

Painting is relaxing and is Robin’s way to get with God and His creation. He wants to soak it in, understand it as well as possible, and then capture the special beauty of life as light and shadow splash across the scene. He loves being outside and interacting with others and truly enjoys Plein air painting. Nature never fails to reward and challenge him as an artist with its constantly changing colors, light, and atmosphere. Additionally, he enjoys working in his studio in Ashland, OH, when he can not get outside.  Robin graduated from Ashland (College) University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication after spending one-year of intensive study at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After years of work at agencies and as the head of graphics at Rubbermaid in Wooster, OH, Robin opened Red Red Design, a graphic design studio in Ashland, Ohio, in 2001.

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“Spring Bloom” by Ohio Artist Robin Roberts. Painted en Plein air in 2020.  Oil on Cotton Canvas Board. Image: 8″ x 10″.  Carved Black Frame w/Gold Fillet: 11.5″ x 13.5″


About Robin Roberts | Artist’s Statement

I have a passion for painting and a calling from God to pursue my passion.

 

Robin Roberts | Flint Ridge History-Early Fall | The Welsh Hills Inn   Robin Roberts | Marcy | Oil on Canvas | The Welsh Hills Inn   Robin Roberts | Lindey's at Night | The Welsh Hills Inn


Capturing the Beauty of God’s Creation

Painting is relaxing and is my way to get with God and His creation.  I want to soak it in, understand it as well as possible, and then capture the special beauty of life as light and shadow splash across the scene.  Moreover, I love being outside and interacting with others, and I really enjoy Plein air painting.  Nature never fails to reward and challenge me as an artist with its constantly changing colors, light, and atmosphere.  In addition, I enjoy working in my studio in Ashland, Ohio, when I cannot get outside.

Award-winning Ohio artist Robin Roberts graduated from Ashland (College) University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication. Before that, he spent one year of intensive study at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  Robin spent years working at agencies and as the head of graphics at Rubbermaid in Wooster, Ohio.  In 2001, Robin opened Red Red Design, a graphic design studio in Ashland, Ohio.

Plein Air Painter

Robin’s passion as an artist shows through in his work.  The majority of his paintings are done en Plein air.  En Plein Air, or Plein air painting, is the act of painting outdoors. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look. The term comes from the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French impressionism. Robin Robert’s work embodies this style of painting.

Education
  • Ashland University ~ Ashland, Ohio 1979-1983
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh ~ Pittsburgh, PA 1981-1982
Informal Education
  • Joshua Been, Plein Air to Studio workshop ~ Worthington, OH – 2018
  • John Porter Lasater, Plein Air workshop ~ Worthington, OH – 2016
  • Lawrence Churski, Painting from Pictures workshop ~ Akron, OH – 2012

Robin Roberts | No 124 | Village of Granville | The Welsh Hills Inn   Robin Roberts | Award-Winning Painting | The Welsh Hills Inn   Robin Roberts | Everett Covered Bridge | The Welsh Hills Inn


Robin Roberts Artist Awards
  • Paint Grand Traverse Plein Air Competition – Best of Show for Cherry, Cherry ~ Traverse City, MI, Aug. 2020
  • Ohio Plein Air Society ~ 2019 Annual Competition | Award of Excellence | Mariemont, OH | Sept. 2019
  • Ohio Plein Air Society | 2017 Annual Competition | 2nd Place & Artists Choice Award | Bay Village, OH | Sept. 2017
  • Best of the Ohio Plein Air Society Show | 3rd Place | Columbus Museum of Art | Columbus, OH | March-June 2017
  • Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio Plein Air Society Member Show | 2nd Place
  • Bay Village 2017 Annual Competition, Ohio Plein Air Society | 2nd Place and Artists Choice Award
  • Ohio Plein Air Society, Columbus Museum of Art, Best of the Ohio Plein Air Society Show | 3rd Place
  • 2013 Plein Air Competition | 2nd Place, Quickdraw | Callaway Gardens, GA
  • Katharine Crampton Memorial Art Show 2009 | Honorable Mention
  • Lakeside 2009 Annual Competition Ohio Plein Air Society | Honorable Mention
  • Ohio Plein Air Society, New Philadelphia 2008 Annual Competition | Honorable Mention
Selected Exhibitions and Events
  • Bryn Du Art Show | Bryn Du Mansion in Granville, OH, March 2020
  • Ohio Plein Air Society | 2019 Annual Competition ~ Mariemont, OH, Sept. – Oct. 2019
  • American Impressionist Society, National Show | Salmagundi Club, NY, Sept. 2019
  • Paint Grand Traverse | Traverse City, MI, Aug. 2019
  • Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition | Canandaigua, NY, June 2019
  • Ohio Plein Air Society | Ohio Plein Air Society Member Show, 3rd Place ~ Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH, Dec. 2018 – March 2019
  • Ohio Plein Air Society | 2018 Annual Competition ~ Mariemont, OH, Sept. 2018
  • Oil Painters of America, Salon Show | Crooked Tree Art Center, Traverse City, MI, June – Aug. 2018
  • Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition | Canandaigua, NY, June 2018
  • Ohio Plein Air Society | 2017 Annual Competition – 2nd Place & Artists Choice Award ~ Bay Village, OH, Sept. 2017
  • Paint Dexter Plein Air Competition | Dexter, MI, Aug. 2017
  • Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition | Canandaigua, NY, June 2017
  • Ohio Plein Air Society | Best of the Ohio Plein Air Society Show, 3rd Place ~ Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, March – June 2017
  • Ohio Plein Air Society | Member Show, Parks en Plein Air ~ Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH, Oct. 2016 – Feb. 2017
  • Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional | Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Sept-Oct. 2016
  • Ohio Plein Air Society | 2016 Annual Competition | Bay Village, OH, Sept. 2016
Publications About Robin Roberts Artist
Affiliation
  • Ohio Plein Air Society
  • American Impressionist Society
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Ashland County Artists League