The Tulsa, Oklahoma native, Laura Robb, entered art school at the age of 16. She has studied under Michael Aviano and Richard Schmid. Robb’s art earned her a high honor when she received the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship, a study stipend juried by members of the National Academy of Western Art in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She since has traveled and painted in France, Spain, Mexico, and Guatemala.
Robb had been exhibiting in Oklahoma for 12 years, when she arrived in Taos, New Mexico, in 1986. Three years past before her reputation was launched and from that point Robb has moved steadily upward.
Robb works between three mediums- oils, watercolors and pastels-but she is most drawn to the richness of oils. Although she is well known for her landscapes and figure studies, her primary focus always has been her still lifes.
Robb is a teacher and workshop leader who has enjoyed the experience of helping others learn to paint, but now is cutting down to dedicate more time to her own painting.
The artist expresses, “Painting entertains me and, while I don’t paint exclusively for the viewer, if I do it right I create an emotion in myself that will ultimately entertain and engage the viewer as well.”
Source:Nancy Gillespie, “An All-Consuming Passion” Art of the West, May/June 2003
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