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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.

Murals & Decorative

Murals & Decorative Art

I am a Calgary mural artist who does commercial and residential murals. Creating unique quality custom artwork is my specialty, whether it be indoor or outdoor.  Some of my work has included murals, panels, theme production, window painting, & decorative painting. Also I do contemporary artistic Stampede & holiday window painting.

Have an idea? Let me make it a reality, by enhancing your environment with a design you will love.

Design

From the design of your ideas, to the finished product, I enjoy doing large-scale art works & wall murals. Trompe L’Oeil, decorative painting and accent finishes are part of the process.

We will discuss your ideas and subject I will advise and collaborate with you for the best possible outcome. I can design and produce specialized environments and theme productions for your home or business.

I use only the highest quality materials and can work around your schedule with minimal disruption to your home or business. If you would like to engage your community with a mural project, consider me as a facilitator. I love to mentor.

Recommendations

The Cherry Blossom Tree Mural, 14′ wide and 8′ high, painted in a master bedroom. The owners of the new mural expressed their delight:

“Thank you so much for the mural of the cherry blossom tree in our bedroom, it’s amazing and we are really happy with it! Many thanks, Mark and Fabi”

The Prep Program found the mural changed their space in a positive way:

“We are all so impressed with the tree and garden. We absolutely love it! It’s warm, bright, inviting, calming and beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. We really appreciate your work and the kids will too!“

St. Matthews United Church in Killarney was happy with the finished result. Furthermore, it will improve the walk-ability of the neighborhood. While on the scaffolding I noticed people were drawn to the area.

The mural looks amazing!

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Original fine art murals can really enhance your space. Good design will deliver an environment you will love spending time in. Turn an ordinary space into an extraordinary one. Contact me for a free consultation today.

Fine Art

Fine Art

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Fine Art ¤ Murals ¤ Custom Design ¤ Commissions
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BluMoonArt: Fine Art by Artist Deborah Robinson

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It is my privilege to use my special gifts and talents to create beauty and to share this knowledge with others, as others have done with me. If you appreciate my art, consider investing in a piece for yourself. I can also be commissioned to do something specific for you. Owning a piece of original art is a special investment that you can cherish for years to come. To see my art, visit my Galleries.

I work in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, oils and acrylic. Keeping an art journal on a regular basis is one of my goals. Plein air painting is a fine accompaniment to my love of nature. Taking advantage of the short summer season we have here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada I enjoy going to a serene spot, setting up my easel and creating art out of doors. I have been known to sketch in my car while temperatures plummet, not just here, but in the Arctic as well. Here we are fortunate to be surrounded by world renown beautiful scenery, from foothills to mountains to lakes and rivers.

As well as being a miniature artist, I also paint large scale works, murals, environments and theme development. Many artists who do large scale works are also known to create miniatures as well. There must be something to the expression, “Go big, or stay home.”

REPRESENTATION

Self-Representing

SOLO EXHIBITS

Caprices Fine Art Show & Sale Inglewood 2013
Calgary Public Library, Petals, Birds & Branches Sept. 2012
Priddis Valley Gardens, Show & Sale, June 2011, Priddis, AB
Priddis Valley Gardens, Show & Sale, June 2010, Priddis, AB
ArtPoint Main Gallery ‘Vision-An Inner Journey’, April 2010, Cal., AB
ArtPoint Upstairs Salon ‘Transmutation’ , October 2009, Cal., AB
Independent Show & Sale, Spring Hotchpotch, April 2008, Cal., AB
Independent Show & Sale, Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Open Studio Visits Calgary, Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Murals Private Residences Calgary, AB
Commissions Calgary, AB

GROUP EXHIBITS

Murals Urban Interiors, Calgary, AB
Art Fair Drumheller, AB
Artisan Show, Calgary, AB
Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Prince of Wales Heritage Centre International Woman’s Day Exhibition, Yellowknife, NWT

MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Miniature Artists

Galleries

Galleries

my fine art galleriesHere are my visual art and photography galleries.

You will also find murals, small works, miniatures and works on paper. I have an collection of landscapes, flowers, macro floral, figures and nature scenes. My art is available for sale, and archived works are also on display here. I wanted to include some of my older works, so you can see how my development as an artist has progressed.

Since residing in many areas of Canada, traveling extensively throughout North America, my favorite destinations include the west coast and New Mexico and I always try to paint on location, where ever I go.  My paintings are all made with archival materials and varnished to protect and preserve for a long life and to prevent fading of the colours. Browse the galleries and enjoy.

    Available Art

    Fine Art by Deborah Robinson Available for Purchase. My paintings range from miniature to larger works. I also do custom work & commissions. Enjoy!

      Murals

      Murals & Decorative Custom Work Available Decorative, Environments, Theme Productions, Window Painting


        Small Works

        Miniature Art & Small Paintings A precious slice of life you can hold in your hand. Often these small works take as much time as the larger pieces, due to the amount of detail.

          Paper Works

          Drawings, charcoal, pencil, graphite, pastel, watercolour, ink, on paper, art journals. This is where many great ideas start.

            Photographs

            My Photography, It's inspirational for me to find wonderful shots and makes my spirit soar. Prints are available upon request.

              Archives

              Early & sold paintings. Some are in the artist's collection. A variety of abstracts, landscapes, still life, figures, flowers, abstracted.

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              Engage

              Engage

              Let’s Work Together

              Something here is sure to engage you, whether you are an person or business. Whatever the reason for your visit, I want to help you to meet your goals. It is personally satisfying to share my talent, skills and knowledge with you.

              Everything I do interconnects. Take a look at my body of work & see what I have to offer. I am also interested in connecting & collaborating with other professionals.

              Why Work With Me?

              A creative entrepreneur, I have a wealth of experience in owning and operating small businesses. This is my business and it is what supports me and I want to engage with you.

              Self-directed, I have spent a lot of time studying what works for small biz. My businesses have always been based on service and value.

              In all of my dealings I strive to work from a place of consciousness, respect and compassion. Clear interpersonal communication is what works for me and I am highly intuitive. I have great references.

              “All of my businesses function on the basis of integrity, quality and value.” ~ Deborah Robinson

              List of My Services

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              Living Authentically

              wild hollyhocks

              These hollyhocks were found growing on a hillside in an older area of the city as I drove by. Hollyhocks do not grow wild to my knowledge. Maybe the seeds were carried by the wind or by birds, or perhaps a house once stood there.

              In my own inner garden, I have been stripping away the excess for months now, even years. My intention is to stay in clarity, because that is the only way I can make decisions. The lack of clarity had kept me stuck for a long time. Clarity requires us to stand our ground and to have a voice.

              I played jazz on the piano recently for a wedding, and it felt so good. I was really immersed, feeling the rhythm. It took me to that place within myself that is really me. I was out of touch and now that I have found it, I intend to spend stay conscious of this gift. It’s a state of mind really.

              Over time it has been increasingly difficult to fit myself into situations which are not me. Many times I have taken jobs, knowing I could do them, partly for the money and partly because of external pressures. At the time I never considered the consequences of going against the grain, not honouring my true self.

              “To thine own self be true.” ~Shakespeare

              Though I can do many things, I want to focus on that which holds the most meaning for me. For a long time I have been saying I must live my passions. It is the pathway to my authentic self and what I have always known to be true. I set that intention some time ago, and now the universe is conspiring to see that I stay on the path. Following the heart always feels right though I do feel like I am free falling.

              Leopard Mural

              Ironically my ability to make my rent this month was supported primarily by my art. And that is the first time it has happened that way, so I think progress is being made.

              This is a custom mural panel I just finished. It is acrylic on hardboard, with gold-leaf and mica flakes. The abstract portion is hard to show in a photo, but also has a beautiful smooth textured surface. It felt so good to pass on a commissioned work to its proud new owner.

              Art is a language, a form of communication. Without an audience the cycle does not complete and art does not perform its full function, nor does the artist. And it is such a feeling of fulfillment to be able to pass a piece to another. What a feeling of bliss, when one is doing what one is designed to do!

              Unwrapping the Mystery

              My studio is a very busy place these days. Many projects on the go, which of course, makes for a bigger mess. They are coming soon, I promise. I so want to finish all these paintings, yet they come in their own time.

              The romantic notion, of artist at the easel, surrounded by paint colours, creating something from nothing, although formidable, is only part of the equation.

              Realistically a great deal of the artist’s time is spent as an independent business person. Striving to maintain a balance between creative work with bookkeeping, marketing and strategic planning is hard work. I am fortunate to be able to do what I enjoy.

              People tend to admire talent, often commenting, ‘You’re so lucky, I wish I could do that’, when in fact luck had very little to do with it. What is invisible, to their eyes, are the years of diligent study, hours of practise, and failed attempts.

              Yet persistence and determination have removed some of the roadblocks, allowing me to continue on my path. True, artistic talent may be a gift, yet it is what we put into it that makes all the difference. Unhoned talent is like an unopened package, whose contents are still unknown.

              Unwrap the mystery. If you have received a gift, unwrap it, prepare to surprise yourself, take a risk, step beyond the limits you have set for yourself. You may find something beyond what you can dream or desire.