Robine is an award winning, national artist. She is a member of the Alabama Plein Air Association, Ohio Plein Air Society, President, Western Ohio Watercolor Society. She currently is an artist memeber at Springfield Museum of Art and is a Development in Marketing Committee member. She is currently in gallery at Terra Gallery in Dulin, OH. She held the position of Holiday Show Chair in 2012 for the Mountain Brook Art Association in Birmingham AL. 2016 she has been the liason Chair for OPAS with Springfield Museum of Art “Parks in Plein Air” currently on exhibit. She has been in gallery at Aldredge Gardens, University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB), Energin, Springfield Museum of Art and area businesses and churches . Last January she was accepted into the Oil Painters of America.
Her passion reaches and has benefitted many non-propfit organizations. She has worked with Make-A-Wish, American Cancer Association, Susan G. Komen, Camp Smile-A-Mile, MS and Muscular Distrophy Association. She believes giving back and making a difference is one of the most important things we can do for one another.
Her primary medium is acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastel. She enjoys looking at each painting as “telling a story”. Whether it is capturing the light or bringing a character and emotion to the canvas. She enjoys color and contrast and the ability to invite and capture the moment. She has been fortunate enough to have studied years with several nationally acclaimed artists.
At this point her best painting is the one she has not painted…yet!
Life is about creating opportunity when hope is the only thing we can count on to lead us through the challenges that come our way. Hope guides us, inspires us and changes our lives. Sixteen years ago my life was changed with the diagnoses of stage 3b breast cancer and I went through chemotherapy, mastectomy and reconstruction for over a year. Hope was a comfort through that time in my life. Turning to the team of doctors, nurses and staff that entwined my life at that time, hope was turned into reality.
Then with that chapter came new beginnings… We moved to Alabama and marketing became my new world. I worked with the Alabama Ballet to create the magical world of the Nutcracker at the BJCC. Creating ornaments with Christopher Radko and Marc Roberts, then creating a world of fairies at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with the Enchanted Garden Tea Party. From there a world of painting opened up and took me across this great state of Alabama and throughout the country. Last year I was accepted into the Oil Painters of America.
However, with a journey, giving back is the most greatest gift. This last year I have watched my husband come through his fight with prostate cancer. The hope that surrounded me I was able to share and encourage him by addressing it with a good team of physicians which can make all the difference in the world. He is back to athletics and life he loves.
With hope and grace journeys through difficult times does not have to be an ultimatum or an end, but rather a beginning and an exciting new chapter. UAB is my hospital and I am delighted to give back to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sharing stories creates a bond that is precious. To inspire and share my inspiration in a painting to help contribute to the financial support of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center – well, it is an honor.