Renee Robison is An Artist in Bloom. After spending 36 years in corporate retail, Ms. Robison was blessed to retire early. Wondering what to do next, she signed up for an oil painting class at the Craft Guild of Dallas within the first month. It was a big surprise to see the first painting turn out, “not bad”. After the second class, Renee began painting at home, learning to create shapes and blend colors. Soon she was painting daily, a practice that quickly improved her skills. When a friend offered to buy the first painting, the idea formed that maybe this was more than just a hobby.
Ms. Robison considers herself a colorist, leaning towards bright and vibrant themes.
Her constant inspiration comes from extensive travel allowing her to see the beauty of nature in wide ranging parts of the world. Her 2018 showing at the Goodrich Gallery was inspired by a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago. Since then, she has visited New Zealand and Antarctica. More recently she has been visiting our National Parks from Maine to Alaska.
While oil painting was the original medium Ms. Robison learned, she has also taken watercolor classes and is teaching herself acrylics. She continues to paint, as many days as possible, in her studio. She is still taking classes, the pandemic actually enabled her to take live zoom classes with a landscape artist in Maine and she later attended an in-person workshop in Acadia National Park.
Over the previous 4 years, Ms. Robison has participated in several multi media art shows and has been featured in 2 one-woman shows, including the Goodrich Gallery in downtown Dallas. She sells her paintings on a website called Daily Paintworks, where she was also a featured artist of the week. Links to her art and other articles about this artist are at:
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