Artist Rebecca Robinson lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her mountain-loving husband, three young 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!  Each city has had its influence on her work, with a prominent layered southern theme throughout. Her paintings are heavily textured and known for a richly layered quality achieved with brushes and palette knives, on linen, canvas and wood. She believes that each layer - seen and unseen - contributes to the overall depth, weight, and composition 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 a small Kentucky town, running through the neighborhood until dark and "riding the range" on her grandfather's cattle farms.  

Artist Rebecca Robinson lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her mountain-loving husband, three young 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!  Each city has had its influence on her work, with a prominent layered southern theme throughout.

Her paintings are heavily textured and known for a richly layered quality achieved with brushes and palette knives, on linen, canvas and wood. She believes that each layer - seen and unseen - contributes to the overall depth, weight, and composition 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 a small Kentucky town, running through the neighborhood until dark and "riding the range" on her grandfather's cattle farms.

 

 
DSC04875.jpg

"Art serves all kinds of purposes... to challenge, inspire, inform, and gosh... I love it all.  The specific calling I feel is to create art that lends peace and hints of being truly home.  My hope is that my art makes people feel grounded in something pure. Something real." ~Rebecca