Artist Bio or Statement / Bio de l’artiste ou la déclaration
“Once a person is exposed to the creativity of art and is awakened to its visual qualities, they are not the same person. Art can ignite our imaginations, calm our minds, and enhance our relationships.”
With a love of art that goes back to her childhood, artist Paula Robinson of Colleyville, Texas, finds inspiration in many places. “The amazing symmetry of flowers, the gracefulness of trees, the charm of children, the beauty of landscapes, the enchantment of animals, and the delight that clouds and sunsets seem to give our spirit are just some of the things that inspire me as I draw and paint,” Paula says.
As a child, Paula’s mother taught her how to draw faces. The love of creating art continues to delight and challenge her. Paula’s favorite subjects range from a field of bluebonnets to butterflies and hummingbirds; to zoo animals and portraits; to bridges and barns. She cannot pick a favorite, she says.
Paula’s first love has been teaching children. A week never went by without her special education students enjoying a Friday art project. Paula taught art to children at a Montessori school, to home-schooled children, and for children after school. She has taken art workshops and classes for the last 20 years and wants to continue those studies. Education is an essential part of Paula’s life.
Paula’s art is described as realistic, with a touch of abstract. Her art is the discovery and the excitement of how shadow and value awaken the eye to the shape and perspective of a picture done in charcoal and graphite, as well as with a picture done in paint. Paula will frequently study a subject first by drawing it, and then turn to painting.
Paula has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University and holds teaching certificates in elementary education and special education. She has studied drawing the human body at Tarrant County Community College, and has attended art workshops and classes conducted by Ellen Ranstrom, Johnny Liliedahl, Bruce Peil, Melody Martin Ramirez, Benny Wood, Fran White and Barbara McFarland. She has painted numerous commissions and has exhibited her work in Grapevine, Roanoke and Southlake, Texas.
Paula’s memberships include the Trinity Arts Council; P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Sorority), the National League of American Pen Women, the Grapevine Art Project, and past member of P.A.I.N.T (Professional Artists In North Texas). Her work has won awards at a Trinity Arts Council Juried Show.
Paula operates an art business she calls “Touching Hearts with Art”. It is formed on the belief that God reveals so much of His majesty and beauty through art. She hopes to bring the art lover closer to the Master Artist by her perception of His beauty in creation.
GRAPHITE WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN GRAPHITE
COLOURED PENCIL WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN CRAYONS DU COULEUR CHARCOAL WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN CHARBON DE BOIS