Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Full Circle

Works on Paper
December 15 - January 12, 2015 
North Shore Art League
Winnetka, IL.

When I was 12 years old, I attended Saturday art class at the North Shore Art League. Joan Weinger was my teacher, and with her guidance and encouragement, I was introduced to multiple art mediums at a young age. The days in her classes were the beginning of what has become my professional art career. I believe if it weren’t for her incredibly nurturing teaching style, I would never have connected to my love of painting, creativity, and expression. I feel fortunate that 45 years later I am back exhibiting and teaching in the very same place my artistic journey began.

Love of life, land, color, and spirituality are the common denominators. The miniature encaustic paintings are inspired by the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute, a place of fond memories and shared visits with my grandmother from years ago. I have re-created a tiny world within a 2.5" x 3.5" space, and hopefully will take you there with me. 

This show has truly brought me full circle.

"Young Girl with Umbrella"
tempera with ink resist
c. 1970

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Robin, what a FULL circle indeed! "What you sow, so you will reap" is obvious here and I am amazed at the journey you have traveled through! Glad, I share the same denominators with you :-)