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Robin Miller-Bookhout

Robin Miller-Bookhout

North Little Rock, AR

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BIO

The intrigue with the world of the arts began for Robin Miller-Bookhout at the early age of eight. Growing up in the small town of Malvern, Arkansas with a mother and father who wanted their children to enjoy the aesthetics, promptly looked for private instruction in the performing arts for Robin and her sister. It became apparent after only a few short weeks of piano lessons and dance classes that this was not the avenue for Robin to find her hidden talents or future dreams. (A story all to itself for another time.)

Local visual artists became a part of Robin's early artistic endeavors. With awe and reverence and held in highest esteem, these people, Mrs. Wilson Prickett, Mrs. Elizabeth Massey, and Mrs. Claudia Mann Mason influenced Robin and this is evident in her life and work today.

College, art courses, and art workshops followed. After moving to Little Rock with a degree in Art Education, Robin had many opportunities to study with various artists, such as the renowned Catherine Tharp Altwater, American Watercolor Society, founding member and treasurer, and numerous others. She was not particularly interested in the starving artist lifestyle, so the inevitable path for her to follow would be to become an art teacher and encourage youth, just as she was encouraged. Her thirty-one years as a public art education teacher teaching middle school students is definitely a book to read. Throughout those years there was so much joy, trials and tribulations which encompassed thousands of students/parents, and professional colleagues. These experiences encouraged Robin to continually grow as a professional art educator, professional artist, and patron of the arts.
As a native Arkansas artist and art educator, Robin has been fortunate to develop her personal art and continually grow as an artist and art educator. The years as a public school art teacher in an arts magnet school, teaching all levels and subjects was such a joy, and will always provide memories that are dear to her heart.

Robin's work has been featured in many juried exhibitions and galleries here and abroad and has received numerous awards of which she is most humbled and honored. In 2015, after receiving a scholarship from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Arkansas Committee) to compare and contrast the culture and habitats of Arkansas and her beautiful sister state of Louisiana, she found herself living on the NorthShore of Lake Pontchartrain and Bayou Faciane. While living on the NorthShore, Robin met and painted with many wonderful artists. She was honored by the Slidell Art League to receive their 2016 Master Artist of the Year award. While on the bayou, she was totally immersed in the wonders and beauty of the flora and fauna surrounding her each and every day. These art experiences have enticed the brushes to flow into greater expressions of her joie de vivre in art.




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ARTIST STATEMENT
My lifelong passion has been drawing, painting, and creating artworks. I have always had a deep reverence to God and to the many influences in my past and present. This is what has driven my art through this wonderful adventure. The themes in my artwork resonate God's creations, respect for nature, art of the heart and soul, as well as still-life and preservation of historic architecture.

Being partial to watercolors {my first love} because of it's spontaneousness and free spirit, I also enjoy oil pastels, and virtually all art media. I particularly enjoy Sumi-e, the art of Japanese drawing, and Gyotaku because of it's historical significance and the medium, India ink. The passion for this artform has so many similarities to the fluidity of watercolor. I also enjoy plein air experiences, traveling and taking photographs of places that I, family, and friends visit. Many of these photographs are later used in my studies.

My style might be considered eclectic because I am influenced by so many artists, styles, techniques, and art forms, but I have a strong sense of the art fundamentals which is evident in my work. Teaching art foundations for so many years to all types of student learners, has attributed to a large degree my feelings for the need for good composition in my pieces. My technique is related to the type of medium I am using, but am always open and flexible to experimenting and solving artistic problems.

Drawing and creating art work is my passion. The many influences in my life illustrates my deep reverence to all who explore their right brain and appreciate the arts. My sincere hope, as
I always expressed to my students, is that they enjoy and understand the visual arts since it is so interwoven in their everyday lives. Aren't we all really...Works of ART?

I believe it is as important to understand why one doesn't enjoy a particular work of art, as well as, why one does. I believe art critiques and the understanding of the art principles and elements enables everyone to distinguish and have knowledgeable and creative conversation about the arts. I know not everyone will become professional artists, art teachers, or work in art related fields, but my hope is that all will have the access to be patrons of the arts.

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The House That Mabel Built by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Cypress Trees on the Lake by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Winter Thru the Trees by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Autumn Trees #2 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Autumn Trees by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Red Lake Reflection #2 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Red Lake Reflection #1 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Treeline Reflections #2 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Red Lake Reflection #3 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Fall at the Creek by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Summertime in the South by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Abstract Blue Tree by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Tribute to DeGrazia by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Tree Line Reflections by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Purple Mountains Majesty by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Red Rock Series #1 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Trees In a Row by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

The Forest by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Summertime by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Mountain Flowers by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Watercolor Wild Flowers by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

NLR Lake Study by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

The Joker/Jockey by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

TailSpin by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Tree Study by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Lake #1 North Little Rock by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Springtime on the Country Road by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Iris Study #3 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Fall Trees at Night Edge by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Mountain Irises by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Trees on Water's Edge by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

San Diego 2012 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Yellow Flower Study by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Winter Sunrise on the Lake 2013 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Winter Sunset on Lake by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Mardi Gra Morning by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Creek in Winter by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Colorado Creek in Spring by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Colorado Country Road by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Lake Study7 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Forest thru the Trees by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Abstract Seascape Study by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Snow Mountain by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Nancy's Creek Winter of 2012 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Arkansas Winter by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

2012 Winter Trees by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Sumi-e Study #3 on Tagboard by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Hills of Arkansas by Robin Miller-Bookhout