Oil paintings take viewers to the shore

  • Tue Nov 8th, 2011 6:57pm

Herald staff

Paintings by K Robinson are on display through Dec. 14 at the Frances Anderson Center.

In her exhibit “Color of Light,” in the display case, Robinson demonstrates a progressive study of how to express an idea using different formats and media.

“I was inspired to find a way to show these elusive effects of light that changed with the seasons, weather and time of day,” Robinson said in a press release. “The medium of oil pastels has the color intensity of oil paint but also allows for interesting strokes, overlays and weaving of color.”

“Beach Walk,” in the EAF Museum gallery, includes representative pieces from an ongoing series of oil bar paintings inspired by walks along the shore in Virginia and North Carolina.

Robinson grew up in Virginia, graduating from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Fine Arts. Adding a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, she practiced architecture for many years in Washington, D.C.

Robinson relocated to Seattle in 2003, and became a member of 49th Street Studio in Ballard in 2008.

With the influence of years of sailing and living on the water, she continues to draw inspiration from the constantly changing coastlines, luminous skies and endless waterways of the Pacific Northwest.

Robinson originally reconnected with painting in the 1990s in California’s Bay Area and chose to work in plein air oil painting and botanical watercolors. She painted with the Glover Group, painters perpetuating the legacy of the Society of Six, with artist and teacher Pam Glover.

K Robinson

When: Through Dec. 14

Where: Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds

More information: Call 425-771-0228 or 425-771-1984