Artist Rebecca Robinson currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her mountain-loving husband, three children, and one shaggy dog. A largely self-taught artist, she has always been fascinated by color and texture and has studied art independently for as long as she can remember, starting with an ever-growing collection of prints and books about the great Impressionists as a young child. She was born and raised in Kentucky, graduated from Vanderbilt University, and has since lived in Nashville, Cincinnati, and Memphis... twice!
Her paintings are heavily textured and known for a richly layered quality achieved with brushes and palette knives, on both wood and canvas. She believes that each layer - seen and unseen - contributes to the overall depth, weight, and complexity of the finished product. Her paintings are inspired by life’s purest moments: children playing, animals grazing, southern landscapes, village life, and her own childhood spent in small southern towns, running through the neighborhood until dark and rising early to help her grandfather on his cattle farms.
"My hope is that my art will evokes a sense of peace for people... that it creates space within them to feel grounded and sense the reality of their true home." -Rebecca