Artist quotes
Mario Robinson, “Cruiser,” 2016, watercolor, 22 1/4 x 18 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

In this series, Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine, shares a favorite painting from a previous issue.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Cruiser”

“For me, the ocean provides a mix of therapy and meditation. I’ve painted this beach from countless vantage points, and have often included models or seagulls in the work, but I had never personalized the compositions. I consider the inclusion of my cruiser in this piece a form of self-portrait. The cruiser is an integral component to living in a small beach town during the summer months, as traffic is heavy and parking a car is nearly impossible. In essence, my cruiser represents freedom.”
— Mario Robinson, “Beaches and Coastlines” (August-September 2018 PleinAir Magazine)

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