Today we’d like to introduce you to Robin Arthur.
Robin, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started my art business in San Antonio, Texas painting Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) style custom pet portraits, and then I followed my adult daughter to Denver to be closer to her. I lived in the colorful Baker area near 1st and Broadway and absolutely loved it (especially being so close to Meininger’s Art Supply)! I then took on an artist residency on Colorado’s Western Slope in a tiny town called Paonia and have settled there.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been a fairly smooth road! I have wonderful collectors who are repeat customers, and I find new ones all the time by expanding my repertoire of subjects and styles. In addition to custom pet portraits, I now also paint abstracts and Colorado landscapes. I’ve also started creating Mid-Century Modern-inspired digital art with my iPad. Of course, with any art business, there are struggles such as unpredictable income patterns, but such is the artist’s life!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Most people recognize my brand, RobiniArt, for its color-saturated depictions of animals in either the Day of the Dead (sugar skull) style or in a more realistic manner, but using the same bright, happy colors of Mexico and the Southwest. I’ve painted hundreds and hundreds of custom, hand-painted pet portraits for people across the globe via www.robiniart.com/custom, and I sell printed reproductions of them on paper at my Etsy store via www.robiniart.etsy.com. I also license my animal art to various companies and it has been seen on the covers and pages of magazines across the United States.
In recent years, my abstract paintings and landscapes have been getting lots of attention, and I’ve been honored with representation at galleries in Sedona and Carefree, Arizona, Telluride, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
I just participated in Telluride’s 2022 Art + Artists event as a featured artist, and one of my chicken portraits currently graces the entire exterior of a gondola dining car at Telluride’s Mountain Village.
Right now, I’m super proud of the fact that two of my Colorado mountain landscape paintings are featured on wine labels for Qutori Wines in Paonia, Colorado.
The Paonia K-8 school also just installed three of my Western Slope landscapes on a grand scale in their great room and their library, which was quite an honor. I believe another of my landscapes will be spotlighted on signage in Paonia, but that project is still in the works and not quite finalized.
Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
I want to emphasize to your readers that my art is accessible to all budgets! My prints at www.robiniart.etsy.com start at $29.00, and shipping is always free. Custom paintings at www.robiniart.com/custom, of course, cost more, as do originals at www.robiniart.com/originals. But, I really do want to emphasize to your readers that I try to create art for all budgets and tastes. I paint abstracts, Colorado landscapes, portraits and digitally designed Mid-Century Modern artwork. I try to have something for all art lovers!
- Printed reproductions start at $29.
- One-animal pet portraits start at $1200.
- Two-animal pet portraits start at $1800.
- Original paintings start at $500.
- Website: www.robiniart.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robiniart/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobiniArt/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robini_Art
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/robiniart-pet-portraits-paonia
- Other: https://society6.com/robiniart