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Fine art by Deborah Robinson

January 2017 Daily Paintings

January Daily Paintings

UPDATE
I am doing the daily paintings. The goal was to paint 5 days a week, for one month. I didn’t make it through January.  I will do them when I can. I have obtained a mural project so I have had to put the daily paintings on hold. These paintings are great collector items making make wonderful gifts. If you do not see a sold sign, then the painting is still available. You are sure to find one you like! These are available in my Small Works Gallery now that the promotion is over.


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This painting is of the Three Sisters in Canmore, Alberta. One of the many faces of this famous mountain formation.


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The Bowness Lagoon, before the flood. I think these canoes are still available to rent for a paddle around the lagoon since the overhaul of the park.


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I saw this view of Kananaskis on one of my drives out to the mountains. The immense beauty is challenging to record in a tiny painting.


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The trees at Edworthy Park have always been striking to me. They hold such a large presence in their neat rows.


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I love the aspens in early summer with their yellowish green leaves. Fresh, like saplings, filling me with renewed spirit.


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Elbow River Falls is a short drive from the city. The unique rock formations with waterfalls and trees make it an outdoor paradise.


Photography

The first thing I ever bought with my allowance was a brownie box camera for one dollar & five cents. Fascination with photography has remained with me. I travel everywhere with my camera. I have used it as a composition tool for my painting. Photography really trains the eye and helps you to inherently know what is the difference between a good photo and a bad one, as it relates to composition. See more of my photos on I am on Flickr

All the photos on this site were taken by me &  are copyright. Permission is required to use in any way.  Prints can be purchased by request. Check my SHOP

Small Works

Small Works Miniature Art

Miniatures … are a precious slice of life you can hold in your hand.

Small works and miniature art collection. These pieces are a small slice of life, precious pieces to be cherished. Miniature art has long been a collector’s item. Some of these smaller paintings take just as long as the large ones to create. I enjoy working on small pieces. The ones on board come with frames, and vary depending on suitability.

Miniature art is generally classified as anything under 25 square inches and frequently the scale is 1/6 of the regular size, although rules vary, depending on who you talk to. All pieces here are smaller than twenty-five square inches. I am a member of the Association of Miniature Artists [AMA].

Paper Works

Paper Works

Drawings, charcoal, pencil, graphite, pastels, watercolour, ink, art journals


I have kept art journals & journals for as long as I can remember. I love to look back through them, some of the whimsical stuff is interesting. Sipping coffee & jotting down ideas and sketches while I have my morning coffee has been a ritual, one that I need to revive. My kitchen table has often been a temporary studio, where I have done some experimenting. Sometimes the art has been known to take over the entire space. I have always been an incurable doodler.

Paper works seem to capture some of the artist’s authenticity. The quickness of sketching, the rustle of paper, pencils and small paintbrushes rattling and the portability are what I enjoy. I am known to travel with drawing materials in my bag. I enjoy the fluidity of watercolour and ink. Pastels are something I enjoy, more non-committal than a canvas but the results are colourful and appear like a painting. Charcoal and Conte crayons, I have traditionally used when doing figure drawing, sometimes incorporating pastels for added colour.

The portraits were done some time ago, and I am getting an urge to do portraits again. The skull works were inspired by Georgia O’Keefe, and these skulls are all polar animals. I spent a great deal of time in New Mexico, where O’Keefe lived. The Rio Grande Gorge is a stunning landmark which has been painted countless times. You will find a variety of perspectives on that subject here.

If you see something you like, ask about a print. I will soon be making select images available as small prints and art cards. When I have them ready, you will find them on my SHOP PAGE.

Available Art

Available Art

Start your Christmas shopping early!

Browse the available art I have for sale. New works will be added as they become available. Buy fine art direct from the artist, Deborah Robinson. Prices are in Canadian dollars. Let me know if you have any questions.

I can also provide you with a three month payment plan, so a deposit will hold your purchase. Framing is not included unless specified. If you do not see something you like, keep in mind I also do custom art and commissions as well as large scale murals. Check out my mural page for some samples HERE.


All transactions, credit cards are processed through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account. Shipping is extra. Local buyers are eligible for pickup or delivery and may also pay with VISA, MASTERCARD without going through Paypal. EMAIL TRANSFER is available to ALL Canadian buyers. Once payment has cleared, the item will be carefully packaged and shipped within 2-3 business days.

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

A self representing artist, I enjoy creating art that encompasses a wide variety of subjects. My original art works include landscapes, flowers, figures and still life. Also I have been working on a number of spiritual art paintings inspired by dreams and my own spiritual experiences.

Inspiration is found in the simplest of things, a raindrop on a window, a certain glow of light, reflections & shadows. The metamorphosis never ends, as things continue to expand offering more clarity, I simplify, embellish and let the creative flow through me.

Creativity, no matter what form, is a path from the soul, and I have found that one area of expression feeds another.

I am especially fascinated by colour and how it relates to sound and form. Learning to see, translating what the mind’s eye sees to brush & canvas is a rewarding challenge.

Being in the moment of creation, the excitement I feel, as a piece nears completion, is the ultimate experience. The learning process never ends. Being an artist means a lifetime of observation and recreating little bits and pieces in my art practise and sharing them with you.

Raw talent, in itself, is just that. It must be honed, in order to accomplish something worthwhile. I would like to know that I have touched people somehow, through my art, and personally.

My artwork can be found in Canada, USA, Mexico, England, Europe, and the Caribbean. I reside in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Art Events

Art Events

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, February, 2, 2018

Art Opening 9pm -12am.
Details & location to be announced.

I will be performing music & my art will be for display & sale. Refreshments will be served. Please contact me if you would like a personal invite.

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Past Events

Caprices Fine Arts at Fort Calgary

Caprice’s Fine Art Summer Event
Saturday June 14, 2014 10-5pm
Inglewood Community Hall.
Art for display & sale

Art Combat Participant
LIVE PAINTING COMPETITION
CALGARY, AB MAY 15, 2014

Art Lessons

Art Lessons: Learn to draw and paint.

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I offer art lessons for children and adults alike in Calgary, Alberta.

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Have you ever said. “I cannot draw!”? I can tell you it is because no one has ever showed you how. Like anything else, creating art takes practice to produce results. Learn basic drawing concepts and the elements of design, including composition, perspective and colour theory.  Many of my students are in amazement at what they are able to create. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you.

As an art educator, I can teach one on one personal art instruction, group classes or workshops. Art camps for children is something I am in the process of setting up and these will be available during spring and summer breaks. Locations will be announced, as I will pick a place that is suitable for the number of people involved.

best art teacherMy specialty for group art lessons are ages 8 to 12. Classes for teens and youth, ages 13 through 17 are arranged. I also enjoy teaching adults. If you want to create a community mural project, I can facilitate that while engaging the members of your community. Let me know what your group interest is, and we can set something up.

I am continuously developing new curriculum to share with my students. Drawing, painting, pastels, charcoal, life drawing, plein air painting is some of the techniques we will explore in your art lessons. We will study the elements of design, colour theory, line, form, perspective, proportion, and various materials. We will discuss techniques of famous artists and will emulate some of those in our own work.

I am happy to take on groups of special interest. If you have a group who would like to learn something in particular, please contact me, and I will be happy to gear classes or a workshop in your area to your needs. Location will decided, depending on demand.