Landscape painter Remington Robinson is originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, but moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2004, driven by his desire to paint mountains. In this spotlight, discover his miniature landscape paintings, and be inspired by his artistic path.
BY REMINGTON ROBINSON
The practice of making art has been an inclination of mine for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of going to my dad’s architecture office when I was young and drawing with his colored pencils and drafting templates. When I was growing up, I was influenced by the paintings of my great-grandfather, the Cleveland impressionist painter August F. Biehle (1885–1979). His paintings were hung practically everywhere I went — in my parents’ house and my grandparents’ house, as well as my various aunts’ and uncles’ houses.
I would say I began painting more seriously in high school art class, possibly in the year 2002 or so. I took a plein air painting class in college in 2009, and I began oil painting en plein air regularly in 2016. In 2017, I began the journey of experimenting with gouache, painting on a small scale in small mint containers, inspired by others I had either met in person or who I had seen on Instagram who were doing the same.
Some influential instructors who have helped me to become the painter I am today are David King at Chagrin Falls High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Jenn Jarnot and Chuck Forsman at the University of Colorado at Boulder; and Teddy Schmedecke-Lee, Clark Richert, and Barry Kooser at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, where I graduated with a BA in Painting and Drawing in 2010.
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Connect with Remington Robinson at http://www.remingtonrobinson.com/.
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