Marrin Robinson is an artist whose paintings are inspired by landscape. The work is not a replication of a place but rather the expression of an experience of the landscape. She starts by working directly on site in watercolor, pastel and ink on paper. Each media acts as an independent voice that combines with the others as different lines of music combine together to create a harmony while maintaining their own individual distinct identities. These works on paper inspire the larger more abstracted oil paintings that she creates in the studio.
A recipient of a Fulbright Grant, she spent a year painting in Portugal. Her Artist Residencies include The Colorado College, The American College of Greece, the University of Hawaii in Hilo and the Ragdale Foundation in Chicago. She has also received grants to complete a series of work from Petra, Jordan and Siwa and Luxor in Egypt. In 2013 she created a series from the magical location of Udaipur in India.
Robinson received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, studied at The Leo Marchutz School in Aix and Provence, France and spent a summer at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture before receiving her M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
She has been an Associate Professor of Art at The American University in Cairo where she was Art Unit Head when they started the major in Art. She has also taught at The Colorado College, Marlboro College in Vermont and at Smith College among other places.
Her work has been exhibited in Egypt, Greece, Portugal, and the United States including Boston, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Hilo, New York City, and in St. Louis. She has also been part of multiple exhibits in Kansas and Vermont. Her solo exhibition titled Prairie to Sea, consisted of works of paper in mixed media and large-scale oils. A large-scale version of the show was put on at AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire and a smaller version in the Fountain Gallery at Wailoa Center for Creative Arts in Hilo, Hawaii. She now lives and paints full time in Sedona.
Robinson’s paintings can be viewed on the website: www.marrinrobinson.com