Sunday, December 5, 2010

Carolyn Robles

Name: Carolyn Robles
Bio: Born in 1977, Carolyn Robles received her BFA in 2000 from Northern Arizona University. She moved to Europe 2003-2007 where she continued her studies in Stedlijke Academie in Brugge, Belgium, the Academie d’Art in Valencia, Spain, as well as self-directed studies while in Nice - visiting museums and cathedrals all the while, where she says she found her greatest teachers. When she returned to the U.S.A. she enrolled as a student at Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD), graduating with an MFA in painting.
Carolyn put her sojourn in Valencia to good use, being awarded the 2009 Jack Richeson/Unison Pastels Best of Show award in the Pastel Journal. Carolyn's winning portrait Fallera in Turquoise was inspired while she was attending a festival in Valencia, Spain. The falleras are the young women chosen to represent each neighborhood during the Fallas festival. The painting can be seen on he website, along with some other Spain-inspired pastels.
Carolyn is currently based in Huntington Beach, Ca.
Medium: Pastel, oil. Carolyn has been working with a relatively small collection of pastels, which she claims forces her to seek out value rather than colour first.
Subjects: Figurative.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Simple main menu is on top of page.
Gallery: Portfolio of 12 paintings in pastel and in oil. You will wish for more.
Image View: Clicking on the thumbnails enlarges them on same page, and you can scroll through the enlargements. Right click on the bigger picture to open in a new window, from where you can download the jpg. file.
Carolyn says of her painting Origami: “I was walking around the city (Florence) and I saw this lady on the steps making origami bugs and selling them to tourists. She was really lost in her craft... It was very nice, and the light was beautiful." Origami is 28 x 32 ins. 667 x 591, 382 KB.
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1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful portrait Carolyn. The color and shadings are perfect! I'm looking forward to seeing your next piece. I work with pastels and love visiting other pastel artists.