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About Robin Cole Smith

Inspired by the lush landscape of her native Colorado, Robin Cole Smith makes hyperrealistic paintings and drawings of trees, rock formations, bird nests, and other natural wonders. She conveys the magnitude of the environment through depictions of evening skies and dense forests. In some works, Smith homes in on specific details such as plant bark, rippling water, and fallen leaves. The artist approaches landscape painting with the reverence of a portraitist, isolating tree trunks and wasp nests to highlight their unique forms and textures. By employing a primarily black-and-white palette, Smith communicates the eternal quality of nature while also alluding to its fragility.

American, c.1985

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
100K Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
Large Works, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
Spaces, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
Group Exhibition 13, Gallery 1261, Denver
2015
The Renaissance of Realism, Gallery 1261, Denver
2015
Small Works, Gallery 1261, Denver
2015
Group Exhibition XII, Gallery 1261, Denver
2014
Inner Journey / Visual Experience, Gallery 1261, Denver