There is no hesitation as she confidently interacts with her canvas, paint and clay, allowing the materials to flow and the imageries to emerge. Be it acrylic or oils, layer upon layer of paint is applied and color values are manipulated to reveal a sculptural surface. This technique is merged with areas of under painting which are left exposed. This complexity of the painted surface heightens the abstraction and creates an infinite combination of textures.
Meet The Artist
Robin Raznick’s online fine art gallery is comprised of oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, as well as ceramics. Utilizing nature as her muse, the work can be described as abstracted representation. The landscapes and seascapes are influenced by the Impressionists and Post Impressionists movements, as well as Abstract Expressionism. Her work communicates a visceral relationship with nature. The scale, intensity of color, and energy of brushwork invites the viewer to participate in that emotional experience. Further acquaintance with Robin’s unique biography and inspirational life experiences reveal an artist who has nimbly marshaled passion, intellectual rigor, and fluid technique to create a genuinely original body of work. Growing up in Nichols Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills, Robin was exposed to a diverse group of creative thinkers including well known painters, actors, actresses, directors, and rock performers. She spent many hours watching her father sculpting in his home studio and was encouraged artistically at a very early age. Robin holds numerous degrees in fine arts and education. She is a Credentialed Mentor Teacher, Studio Arts and Art History/ Criticism Instructor, as well as an active professional Visual Artist. She has taught at the Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College levels, participated in International Artist in Residency Programs, chaired art departments, published multiple curriculum’s and magazine articles, and curated numerous art exhibits. Robin’s personal studio work is inspired and driven by the work she does with students of the arts. Mentoring provides a path for further refining her skills as a painter and sculptor. Her ability to effectively communicate ideas and facilitate learning is a rich gift that she has honed and combined into her life. Robins love for young people and animals has inspired her to explore this subject matter in portraiture. Robin approaches art making with a no holds bar encounter. There is no hesitation as she confidently interacts with her canvas, paint and clay, allowing the materials to flow and the imageries to emerge. The influence of her clay work is evident in the paintings. Be it acrylic or oils, layer upon layer of paint is applied and color values are manipulated to reveal a sculptural surface. This technique is merged with areas of under painting which are left exposed. This complexity of the painted surface heightens the abstraction and creates an infinite combination of textures. “The landscape is a universal theme. I utilize this avenue to explore and share my emotional responses to human experience. Each brushstroke or sculpted seashell has within it our collective language of love, fear, spirit, passion, and need for belonging.” The artists hand is evident in the tooling of the undulating surfaces, dynamic mark making, and unabashed use of color. The work is often substantial in scale and invites the viewer to step inside and enjoy an understanding of the maker’s physical process. With her distinctive combination of elements, artistic, personal, and professional, Robin Raznick brings a unique and energetic voice to the arts platform. The work holds a vitality and significance that communicates across cultures and keenly speaks to the energy and mystery of the painted surface. Enjoy exploring Robin’s online fine art gallery showcasing modern luxury fine art!