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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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Glen in Morning by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Bridge in Spain by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Study of Flowers by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Pansies by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Tuscany 09 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Cypress in Summer by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Ice On Old Main by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Landscape Value Study by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

The Terry Mansion by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

The Canals of Venice by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Venice in the Early Evening by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Venice in Summer by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Land Between The Lakes Tennessee by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Airplane Plant by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Oceanside by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Old Main University of Arkansas Fayetteville by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Fourche Creek Study of Cyprus Trees 3 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Bayou at Carr Drive by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Seaside by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Bamboo by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Shadow Landscape by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Ocean Waves by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Landscape Study 1 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

The Calm After the Storm by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Fourche Creek Study of Cyprus Trees by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Water in Springtime by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

The Start of Spring at Calico by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Computer Art by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Greek Isle by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Nonrepresentational Color Study by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Fall at the Buffalo River National State Park by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Buffalo River National Park Study 3 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Calm Before The Storm #1 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Fourche Creek Study by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Beachside by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Apples by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Buffalo River National Park Study 2 by Robin Miller-Bookhout

 

Buffalo River National Park Study 2 by Robin Miller-Bookhout