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Robin Pedrero on vision and growth

How has your art evolved over time? Desire and necessity are the catalysts in the evolution of my art. I often tell the story of how my two year old painted white oil paint on a portrait I was working on which spurred my investment in…

How has your art evolved over time?

homagehomelessherow-copyDesire and necessity are the catalysts in the evolution of my art. I often tell the story of how my two year old painted white oil paint on a portrait I was working on which spurred my investment in the medium of pastel.  I tackled the medium through book instruction, and one class with Herman Marguiles to fall in love with the immediacy and vibrancy of pastels to then become a juried Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. I have been a portrait artist for over 20 years .  I incorporate faces and figures into my work as well.  Nature has always been my refuge. I believe when we savor nature it creates a space in time to experience the presence of God.  Works from 2001 – 2008 depict landscapes with a focus on the sky. My style has gone from impressionistic to realistic to more contemporary and abstract. Necessity steps in again as I am shipping more and I sought a medium that would not require glass. My health concerns keep me from working in oil regularly; hence acrylic has become my most recent medium. I am discovering that I really enjoy how I can use translucency so effectively in acrylics. So stay tuned to see my newest works and how my work is evolving. and in progress

What is your vision for your art?

My art inspires and brings joy. I believe it makes a difference in people’s lives. I see my work in Museums, galleries, corporations, institutions and collected worldwide.

What do you see your work doing for those who buy it?

People use my artwork differently, most are attracted to it because it speaks to their core. They experience something sacred and personal between themselves and the work. It’s ok if it also matches your decor, let’s be honest here, our homes and offices reflect who we are and if it works in harmony whether matching or eclectic it still works! I teach people to see things in different ways yet communicate on a spiritual level using color, line, form and subject matter. A common response to my work is that people feel a sense of peace, contentment, powerful emotion or joy and I like that!

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