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Betty Robinson has been a practicing artist for over 60 years since graduating from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. The artist now lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina where the beauty of the marshland, rivers and inland waterways provide a constant source of inspiration. Over the years, Robinson has developed a very unique approach to the landscape that combines the use of professional artist color pencils with watercolor.
Although she begins each piece from life, Betty finishes the work in her studio and allows the compositions to change as the mood strikes her. The result is works that vary quite dramatically from impressionistic to almost entirely abstract. Robinson writes, “My paintings are about shapes, lines, spaces and color - and their relationships. The entanglement of shapes and spaces depict contrast between involvement and detachment. My objective is to create moods and sensibilities that extend beyond the subject matter.”
Betty Robinson has received numerous awards from the South Carolina Watercolor Society, Tennessee Watercolor Society and Kentucky Watercolor Society. Robinson’s work can be found in numerous notable collections including The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, The Rice Museum in Georgetown, SC, The Kiawah Resort, SC, Nation’s Bank and Wachovia Bank to name a few.