Robin Price

 

 Springtime Duet  24" x 30", oil on canvas

Springtime Duet
24" x 30", oil on canvas

 Avocado & Tulips   24 x 20, oil on canvas.

Avocado & Tulips

24 x 20, oil on canvas.

 Zinnia Fiesta   24 x 20, oil on canvas

Zinnia Fiesta

24 x 20, oil on canvas

 Still life with Pomegranates   36 x 48, oil on canvas.

Still life with Pomegranates

36 x 48, oil on canvas.

 Lillies, Leeks and Radicchio   30 x 24, oil on canvas

Lillies, Leeks and Radicchio

30 x 24, oil on canvas

 Echinacea Border   30 x 24, oil on canvas.

Echinacea Border

30 x 24, oil on canvas.

 Cobalt Vase with Pears   30 x 24, oil on canvas

Cobalt Vase with Pears

30 x 24, oil on canvas

 Old Fashioned Zinnias   24 x 20, oil on canvas.

Old Fashioned Zinnias

24 x 20, oil on canvas.

 Farmyard Peony   36 x 36, oil on canvas '06

Farmyard Peony

36 x 36, oil on canvas '06

 

Artist Statement

I am a painter and a gardener. Neither occupation requires an audience. But I am always happy to share the results and when I do, I have hopes that my works can be more than 2 or 3 dimensional designs. I am obsessed with the processes of both artistic disciplines. When I paint, I arrange a still life to combine fruits and flowers from my gardens with colorful fabrics and decorative objects to form a composition. Melodies are created for me when colors are balanced. Repeating shapes create rhythms. While I am in the process of putting paint on the canvas, "my sense of touch feels the presence of a plane where space should be." The ensuing internal dialog between literal space and the figurative space is exciting; the record of the process causes the scene to resonate. The finished painting is logically known to be a 2 dimensional design on the plane of the canvas. But hopefully it is more. I want the visitor to feel some of the energy, joy and life I experience in the process.

Likewise, when I create a garden, I draw the outline of the garden on the ground with the help of the garden hose. The plants are my paints and I place the potted plants in various sequences that ebb and flow by repeating patterns of texture, color and size. Unlike paint colors and shapes, the plants will grow and change throughout the year. The most exciting experience of the garden for me is when I kneel and plant and dig and weed, all but unaware of the tremendous effort it takes. I know that most people will not experience the garden on their knees amongst the plants. The visitor sees the garden from the garden's edge. If my garden is a success, even from that vantage point, the visitor will have a glimpse of the passionate and magical process of the garden's creation.

 

Artist Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Robin Price Coleburn
Golden Apple Orchard
Charlotte, Vermont 05445

EDUCATION

Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania, 1987 Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1985
Associate of Arts
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970-1972
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 1968-1970

SOLO EXHIBITS

Charlotte Library, Charlotte, Vermont, 2009
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte, Vermont, 2008
Kiesendahl and Calhoun Gallery, Beacon, New York, 2005
Smokejack's, Burlington, Vermont, 2003
Chapters Bookstore and Cafe, Shelburne, Vermont, 1989
Larson Dolman Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1989
Kling Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988
Cathedral Village, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988

GROUP EXHIBITS

Chez Boh'me, Art and Interiors, Shelburne, Vermont 2010-1014
Artisans at Home, Charlotte, Vermont, 2006, 2008
Ferrisburgh Artisan's Guild, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, 2001-2003
Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania, 1987
Edward Hick's Art Gallery, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1989

JURIED EXHIBITS

Shelburne Farms, Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting, 
Shelburne, Vermont, 2005
James Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1992
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1988
Phillip's Mill Art Show, New Hope, Pennsylvania 1986
Second Patron's Award for Painting
Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1986
Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1986