Mon Mar 08, 10:34:00 PM MST
I live in a city that is on lock down during the winter by what we call “The Inversion”. It’s pollution trapped in the valley bowl. It makes my hometown look like Gotham City. So during the winter months, I miss color. I miss how it dances, how it causes pause for daydream or celebration. Only 19 more days until Spring and I’m hoping it’s as magically colored as the art of Robin Maria Pedrero of Orlando, Florida.
Like the seasons, change has transpired it and found the perfect name. “When I first opened my shop I called it a Visual Journey. I realized as an artist with a history of art collectors the name for my business needs to be my full name, Robin Maria Pedrero. “
Inspired to open her etsy shop because “I was seeking a way to expand my territory and sell my art online.”
Her art has been a journey of perfecting color blends, brush strokes and capturing moments in her mind and transforming them into portraits that captivate. “I’ve always been creative. I began to study oil painting when I was 13 and continued to study with master artists.”
Robin feels it’s “My use of color, emotive nuances and symbolic visual language” that sets her art apart from others’.
As her skill and technique evolve, her favorite creations change. She says her absolute favorite creation to date “It is usually my newer work, most recently “Tapestry of Love“
For Robin it’s easy to find inspiration. “I am inspired by the spirit in all creation, nature and simple pleasures.”
A glimpse into her creating process would reveal, “I work intuitively layering color in geometric and natural forms. I listen to music and enjoying working in my studio. “
When she’s not in her studio creating, Robin say, “I play racquetball 4 or 5 times a week. I love to travel. I find seeing new places very inspirational. “
While art is her passion, Robin says there is a craft she doesn’t know but wishes she did. That craft would be “Fashion design”.
There is a dedication to her art. When asked how she finds the time to create, Robin answered, “I wake up early and I stay focused on creating and taking care of business.”
Robin says her greatest accomplishment so far is “Flourishng as a working artist. I was listed in the Florida International Magazine 2009 Florida Artist Hall of Fame. ”
Robin Maria Pedrero has no intention of slowing down. She has big plans for her future. Her ten year plan includes: “Traveling the world, exhibting in Museums & galleries, with work in corporate and private collections and making a difference with my art.”
You might have already seen the works of Robin Maria Pedrero. “I have art, prints and fine art products in online shops such as Etsy and 1000 markets. My work is in museums, galleries, and alternate venues across America.”
You can also view her artwork and learn more about her at:
- Pocketful of Colors, her blog
- Her website, Gallery 523
- RobinMariaPedrero, on Etsy
- 1000 markets
- Twitter @robinpedrero
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