Robin Rier lives
on the coast in Jonesport, Maine. The scenery provides endless
opportunities for interpretation. "Working on location
is an invigorating and spiritual experience. When my paintings
transport a viewer to a new or forgotten place, or evoke a thought,
this is my bonus." Robin's oil paintings carry a unique
quality of color and peacefulness.
Robin moved to Eastport,
Maine in 1979 where she completed a two-year wooden boatbuilding
and design course. Her eye for detail developed along with an
appreciation for the majestic beauty of eastern Maine. She married,
had a family and owned and operated a bed and breakfast in Machias.
Robin returned to university and graduated in 2002 from the University
of Maine at Machias earning a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Fine
Arts with a concentration on Visual Arts. It was here that she
rekindled her love of drawing, painting, sculpting and art history.
Robin has studied
plein air painting with artist Sharon Yates, in New Brunswick,
Canada. She has taken other plein air painting workshops in Maine
with Colin Page and Robert Beck. I keep learning - the
best thing though, is to paint, paint, and paint!"
Her work may be seen
in Maine at The Whitney Gallery in Wells, the Maine Farmland
Trust Gallery in Belfast, the Woodwind Gallery in Machias and
at her studio in Jonesport.
Phone: (207) 497-5739
"George's Wharf" - 11"x14" oil
"Liberty Apples, Crossroad Farm" - 11"x14"
oil on canvas
"Lone Birch with Fireweed, Autumn" - 16" x 12"oil on canvas