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Fine art by Deborah Robinson

Fresh Off the Easel

I frequently have new paintings coming off the easel. Check back to see what is here. Framing and shipping NOT included. I will deliver locally for no charge. Canadian buyers may also make arrangements to pay by e-transfer. Prices are Canadian dollars. Visit my policies page for more information.

Princes Island Park Bridge
Oil-painting on stretched canvas 16 X 20, unframed, $640.00 plus shipping.

bridge oil painting

Mountain Landscape
oil-painting on canvas panel, unframed 11 X 14 $320.00 plus shipping.

mountain landscape oil painting

Creek Oil painting,
oil on canvas panel, 12 X 16, $384 plus shipping, unframed.

creek oil painting

Waterfall oil painting, $160 plus shipping, 8 X 10 on stretched canvas, unframed.

waterfall oil painting

Chinook Afternoon oil painting, $310 plus shipping, 11 X 14 canvas panel, unframed

chinook-afternoon-oil-painting

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, but didn’t make it through January.  I will do them when I can, since I have obtained a mural project.

The daily paintings are on hold when I am busy with murals or commissions. 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.


daily painting Bowness Lagoon
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].
Scroll down to see the miniature archives.


From the archives:

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 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

Hand painted with top quality materials. Thank you for supporting the arts! Browse the available art I have for sale.

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

Stay Tuned for More Exhibitions & Events

Obviously COVID has impacted in person showings. You can make an appointment to view my art in person.
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Past Events

LUX, show and sale Friday, February, 2-28, 2018
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.

Murals & Decorative

Murals & Decorative Art

 

Have an idea? Let me make it a reality, by enhancing your environment with a design you will love. Enhance your home decor, with wall art, designed by this Calgary mural artist.

I am a Calgary mural artist who does commercial and residential murals. Creating custom artwork is my specialty, whether it be indoor or outdoor.  Hand-painted and personalized for your space for whatever theme you are considering.

Some of my work has included murals, panels, theme production, window painting, & decorative painting. Also I do contemporary artistic Stampede & holiday window painting. If you are looking for something different let me know!

Book a consultation

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.

Design

From the design to the finished product, I enjoy doing large-scale art works & wall murals. I will work with you to create your dream space. Trompe L’Oeil, decorative painting or accents and finishes can be part of the process, depending on the theme.

We will discuss your ideas and subject I will recommend 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.

What others have to say about working with me!

Recommendations

Nursery Mural with much-loved popular characters & some lesser known ones.

Our 2018 started off with the most pleasant experience meeting Deborah. We were looking for nursery mural artist in the Calgary area and came across her website. We sent her an e-mail with a summary of the vision for the nursery. She was quick to respond asking if she could some see the space in person.

Everyone else we contacted was quick to give a price without much detail. Some promised to come visit with a quote and never showed up. Deborah came and from the first interaction we knew she was the right person to make our dream come true.

About the mural

She was also great meeting our 2 German Shepherds which would be roaming the home while she would be here painting. Her calm demeanour with them put us at ease and it is always a good sign when your dogs like someone! Deborah took our vision and created the most beautiful, breathtaking, cartoon mural for the nursery.

We love the portrait of our dogs on the wall that formed part of the theme. She painted a decorative silhouette on the crib so it would blend with the theme of the room.

If you are looking for an artist who puts her heart in her work and the results show this, then Deborah is your person. We already have more projects in mind for her so we can incorporate more of her artwork in our home.

Our friends and family back home in Ontario have been left speechless with the results, as we showed them pictures, and they can’t wait to see the magic in person. ~Rita Potestio & Mazen Khosho

More Testimonials

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!“ Thanks so much! ~Marissa Turner, ECS Coordinator, The PREP Program

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

The mural looks amazing!

 

Fine Art

Fine Art

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Fine Art ¤ Murals ¤ Custom Design ¤ Commissions
Welcome. Some of you are familiar with from my old domain. This is the new home for the former BluMoonArt DOT Com.

Fine Art by Artist Deborah Robinson

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Grateful for my gifts and talents to create beauty. I spent years developing them, and I am still learning. I love to share this with others.

If you are an art lover, consider investing in a piece of fine art for yourself. Why not commission me to do something special for you? Owning a piece of original fine art is an 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 regularly is one of my goals. My love of nature attracted me to plein air painting. Summer is short in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been known to sketch in my car while temperatures plummet (during my years of living in the Arctic) and to tote my paints with me.  Being surrounded by world renown beautiful scenery, from foothills to mountains to lakes and rivers is a true inspiration.

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

REPRESENTATION

Self-Representing

SOLO EXHIBITS

Lux, Calgary AB 2018
30 Years of Art: An NWT Arts Council Exhibit, Prince of Wales Heritage Centre, YK, NT
Caprices Fine Art Show & Musical Performance Inglewood 2014
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