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Fresh Off the Easel

 I frequently have new paintings fresh off the easel. Here are some of my most recent works. New paintings, landscapes in oil. Check back to see what is here. I will deliver locally for no charge. Canadian buyers may also make arrangements to pay by e-transfer.

New paintings

 

Autumn Landscape
Oil-painting on stretched canvas, 18 X 14

autumn landscape oil painting

Princes Island Park Bridge
Oil-painting on stretched canvas, 16 X 20

bridge oil painting

Mountain Landscape, oil on canvas panel, 11 X 14

mountain landscape oil painting

Creek,
oil on canvas panel, 12 X 16

creek oil painting

Waterfall painting
oil on canvas, 8 X 10

waterfall oil painting

Chinook Afternoon
oil on canvas, 11 X 14

chinook-afternoon-oil-painting

 

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Summer Mural Painting Complete

Summer Mural Painting Complete

I trust you have had an amazing summer. Summer  mural painting is how I spent my time. I am happy when I paint on walls. Our weather has been so pleasant and the garden has flourished. I have walked in various parks around the city and going to Outdoor Yoga on Sundays.  When I am walking it is always with a camera in hand. My life is a photo-walk.

With the decrease in music students over the summer, I need to fill my days with something more. I had put several bids in for local murals, but summer mural painting got off to a slow start. Then I had two murals which I have been busy with this over the past month.

I actually had to turn one project down, because everyone wanted on them all at the same time. Unfortunately I was unable to meet the deadline for a large mural call, however I understand there will be another opportunity at a later date.

This is the most recent summer mural painting I completed.

I painted this mural for The Prep Program, a preschool program for children with Down syndrome. The mural has 3 components, a tree, a garden and a patch of sunflowers.

Tree Summer Mural Painting

Garden Summer Mural Painting

sunflower summer mural painting

Client Feedback

The amazing review they gave was touching: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! It is wonderful when people appreciate what you do.

Before that, I completed this exterior mural for a church in Killarney, the neighborhood I used to live in. I was up 20 feet on scaffolding to do this, with a safety harness of course. This was a large undertaking from one person, not the design itself, but the maneuvering to paint it. I am proud to have achieved it by myself.
St Matthews Summer Mural Painting

The Mural Process

So many thoughts go through one’s mind while painting a mural. Murals are complex in their creation, from planning to creation.

First I decide upon the design through consulting with the client, then I scale it to transfer it to the surface. Once I finish the preliminary work then the fun painting part begins. The beginning stages are technical and accuracy is crucial.

Most times I will use a clear coat, sometimes for UVLS protection to prevent fading of the colours. In the case of exterior murals I often use an anti-graffiti coating. Though expensive, it is a great way to protect your investment as you can power wash off the unwanted tag.

They must look good from a distance as well as close up.  This means most murals have a great amount of detail over a large surface, which is time-consuming, but necessary. You are paying for labour, materials and ingenuity.

Consider a Mural

Each mural is its own process and I always learn something new. Of course I am always looking forward to the next project. Take a look at some of the other murals I have painted here: Murals & Decorative/

Please contact me if you would like me to paint a mural for you.

Art Archives

Art Archives

Early works, and sold works by Deborah Robinson Artist, and some may be available as prints. Please ask.

Important Because

I have included my archives, as it helps me to keep track, but also it is a way to see my progression from my early beginnings. It is fun to look back at my earlier works, and I hope you will enjoy them too. There are larger sizes, as well as miniature works. The photos of the miniatures are much larger than the actual original piece, so you can see the detail. To view my miniature works on their own, please check this 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 USD. Contact me if you are interested in a piece. Let’s have a chat, so I can answer any of your 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. I will invoice you. 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.

Calgary Mural Artist

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.

Design

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. 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.


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

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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!

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 a nursery mural artist in the Calgary area and came across her website. We e-mailed her 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 positively:

“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 neighbourhood. 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
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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

Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary Chapter
Leighton Art Centre Artist Member
Association of Miniature Artists

Galleries

Galleries

my visual art galleries

Welcome to my visual art galleries.

My art is a blend of realistic & magical, exploring the emotion & spirit of nature, the human condition and the imaginative in my paintings. I like to create landscapes, flowers, macro floral, figures in the natural & supernatural realms.

Browse the galleries and enjoy.

Fine art by Deborah Robinson, currently available for purchase

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.

Miniature Archives

Miniature art which is no longer available. It is either sold, or in the artist's collection.

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.

Some of my art is available for sale, and archived works are also on display here, which show my development as an artist. I like to look back on my older works to see how far I have come. Please contact me, if you are looking for some art, so I can help you find something suitable for you that you will love. Let me know when see something that you are interested in.

About my art

You will also find murals, small works, miniatures, works on paper and some photography. I have a collection of landscapes, flowers, macro floral, figures and nature scenes. My paintings are all made with archival materials and acrylics are varnished to protect and preserve for a long life and to prevent fading of the colours.

To see what is fresh off the easel, click HERE

My travels

Since residing in many areas of Canada, travelling extensively throughout North America, my favourite destinations include the west coast and New Mexico and I always try to paint on location, where ever I go. 

 

Renaissance Soul

Renaissance Soul

Welcome to Renaissance Soul;
DeborahI am a Creative, Entrepreneur, Artist, Muralist, Musician, Writer, Photographer, Educator, Social Media Consultant, Web Designer, WordPress Specialty, Hair Stylist, and Reiki Practitioner.

This is my home where I have combined all my businesses on one site, which is the result of years of study & practice. Herein lay my passions.

Embracing my Renaissance soul, I have integrated all I do here. Thank you for visiting. If you arrived here from my former domain which mostly focused on my art, you will still find lots of visuals here, namely my art and photography as well as a multitude of writing and other business services.

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Nursery Mural

Mural Testimonial

Our 2018 started off with the most pleasant experience, meeting Deborah. We were looking for a Calgary mural artist to do a nursery mural and came across her website … read more

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Polymath; a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas.

What I Do
  • Artist-Muralist-Musician-Writer-Photographer-Educator
  • Social Media Connector-Web Designer-Marketing for Small Biz
  • Stylist & Makeup Artist-Reiki-Aromatherapy-Facepainting.

I have always been independent & curious about many things, The variety keeps me going.  The best way I have found to optimize influence in our lives is to live our passion. In my case, the road always leads to this as there is no escaping authenticity. In creating my niche, I felt it was imperative to integrate the many hats I wear. For a full list of products & services, go HERE.

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“Planting many seeds has given me a bountiful garden.” ~Deborah Robinson

Wall Play

Wall Play

muralhelper

All right … the fun begins … in the first shot you can see the blank wall. The job begins by covering almost everything in a plastic drop cloth. The the base boards and mouldings are taped off.

 

 

mural beginningsThe little guy, Elijah, is my helper. His weapon of choice was a double mini faux roller. I had him begin by blocking in colour below the horizon.

I took my large cut-in brush slightly blending the two colours with short quick strokes.

I then set him up on his little work table with the colouring pages I had fortunately had the foresight to bring along with some coloured pencils. He was so excited he spent most of the day, in between tasks hopping around on one leg, arms and hands flailing in the air. LOL.

muralBeing my first mural I wanted a clear idea in mind before I began. This involved a long period of visual study. Using bits and pieces from each reference picture, incorporated with a mental picture in my mind’s eye. I tried to reproduce the colour variegation of skies, clouds, and rainbows.

I begin putting in some colour variations above the horizon working up toward the clouds. My study of the sky colours came in handy, being this is my first mural. From numerous reference photos, taking advantage of different sky variations and cloud formations.

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Now it’s time to start blocking in the clouds, with a basic idea of the approximate size and where I wanted to see them. I am also taking the mural into the corners on both ends, as you can see, to give more of a three dimensional effect.

With colour washes, I mark the areas where the rainbow pokes through the clouds, and where it hides behind the clouds. The most difficult part of painting a rainbow is remembering the complex colour sequence.

mural rainbow cloudsThings are taking shape at this point, after several hours of work. This is a large area to cover, and the biggest painting I have ever done. I realize at this point I am tired, and the project will not be finished in one day.

And you cannot believe the mess I had going! Trays of paint, and glazes, scattered paint tubes, brushes, rags, rollers and sponges. The drop sheet in one large spot was covered in yellow ochre. Apparently I had stepped on the partially uncapped tube and it was
e v e r y w h e r e !!! And I was covered in paint splotches from head to toe. Just now I am trying to find professional help for the incurably messy.

murals actionElijah piped up, “So this is your first mural.”
I said, “Yes, aren’t you lucky.”
He then decided my next project was going to be an entire house, after which I would be doing City Hall. LOL.

After cleanup, which took a while, we had a lovely dinner, and a good visit. Unfortunately you will not see the finished mural until about mid-January, when my patrons return from a three week holiday.

I can tell you I thoroughly enjoyed this. When I first began, a feeling of soaring came over me as if I were about to take flight. At that moment that I understood why children like to draw on walls. I now know this will be the first of many murals. It was exhilarating and very freeing. A highly recommended form of therapy.