Self Portrait 2013 Private Collection
Mixed media oil on paper 36"x 26"
Robbin Milne is a California painter and studio artist.
She is associated ArtsBenicia, Oakland ProArts, San Francisco and Berkeley communities.
She has exhibited her work in the Bay Area
during the past 20 years in solo as well as
group shows such as the Oakland ProArts
Annual Open Studios, Arts Benicia Auction,
Arts Benicia Open Studios.
Robbin has also been seen in other venues including the Benicia Library Art Gallery, Orinda Art Gallery, Bedford Art Gallery, Sebastopol Arts Center and other venues in the area.
Her work is in Bay Area private collections: In
Napa and the South Bay areas, including
Filoso/Obrien of Oakland and the Heydlers of
Danville, now in Germany. Collectors follow Ms. Milne on the East Coast and include Canada, France and Italy.
Ms. Milne received Award for Academic Excellence in Studio Arts, and completed her BA in Studio Art at Mills College,Oakland California with honors.
She was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
She continues to offer art instruction and
appreciation in the public school district and has worked for the National Institute of Arts and Disabilities with adults.
I have been making art seriously for 20 years. That's a milestone for me. As a late bloomer on the art scene, I don't easily fall into "avant garde" - I'm an artist that has created since I was little, just because it's what I do.
From a very young age, nature and landscape/geography has inspired me. Natural forms, juxtapositions, organic and geometric line all show up in the work.
I paint because I want to express the world I see and hear. Color is a seduction and I fall for it every time. Layering, both additive and subtractive is key in my process.
Many times narratives will inform the beginning of a piece or series. I express abstractions of the world: politics, nature and figures.
Nature Abstract 2008 private collection
Oil on Canvas 48"x 48"