More About the Author
Robin has been a professional artist for 38 years. Her first artistic life began in 1975 as a porcelain potter and lasted almost 20 years. In that time, she became a nationally recognized porcelain artist. Her distinctive white-on-white pieces, with birds and flowers as themes, were exhibited and sold in galleries and shops across the country. In 1990 Robin's second artistic life emerged as she changed her direction and her medium from porcelain to painting, focusing exclusively on transparent watercolor. Today, her paintings are regularly juried into national shows.
Robin has written and published two books:
"How to Paint Watercolor Flowers." Reader's Digest/Quarto
"Watercolor Secrets: over 200 tips and techniques for painting the easy way." Reader's Digest/Quarto
In addition, Robin has written the first chapter in North Light's book, also titled "Watercolor Secrets: an inside look at the techniques of award winning Splash artists."
She is published in Splash 7, 9, 10, 11 and 13, North Light.
How to Paint Watercolor Flowers, Reader's Digest. Publication, September 30, 2010
Watercolor Secrets, North Light Books, Chapter 1, 2009
John Command in Splash 11: New Directions, Summer 2010
Razzle Dazzle in Splash 10: Passionate Brushstrokes, Summer 2008
Watercolor Magic, February 2007, Razzle Dazzle award
Miranda Repose I in Birds in Art 2001 Catalog and 2007 Catalog
American Artist, June 2006, Razzle Dazzle award
North Light Magazine, featured in the Spring 2006 issue
Grooming Snowy selected for Watercolor Magic's 2006 calendar
Grooming Snowy in Splash 9: Tips and Techniques, 2006.
Grooming Snowy second place in Watercolor Magic's Watermedia Showcase 2005--animal category.
Miranda Repose I in Splash 7: A Celebration of Light, 2002
Shows and Awards:
2012 Transparent Watercolor Society of America show, at Fouquets
2010 Watercolor West
2008 Transparent Watercolor Society of Amerca, Inner Glow
2007 American Watercolor Society show, Razzle Dazzle
2007 Ogden and Mary Pleissner Memorial Award, American Watercolor Society, Razzle Dazzle
2007 Transparent Watercolor Society of America show, Glory
2007 National Watercolor Society Members Only Show, Rose
2006 Watercolor West St. Cuthbert's Mill Award for Razzle Dazzle
2006 Winner of the Transparent Watercolor Society Skyledge Award for Razzle Dazzle
Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 2001 Miranda Repose I
Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 2007 Osprey Dive
Transparent Watercolor Society of America (former Midwest Watercolor Society), 1999, 2002
Watercolor USA: Patron Purchase Award, Miranda Water Lily
Multiple Awards from the Minnesota Watercolor Society including Miranda Repose I, First Place, Aria, honorable mention.
3 raptor drawings in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson permanent collection of bird drawings.
Many private collections
* 2007 - Ogden and mary Pleissner Memorial Award, American Watercolor Society, Razzle Dazzle
* 2006 - Signature Membership in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. An honor bestowed on those who are jurried into 3 shows.
* 2006 - Skyledge Award
* Top award given by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America each year at their annual exhibition. It was awarded to Razzle Dazzle.
* 2006 - St. Cuthbert's Milll award. Awarded to Razzle Dazzle at the 2006 Watercolor West exhibit.