Joan Robbins

I love flowers and gardening and for the last few years have painted many flowers. But for years I did no flowers because most were too sweet and pretty. I finally decided that since I spent so much time with them I had to try to find a way to do flowers that I liked. I have done that, but am always looking to improve.

I have a degree in painting for the University of Texas at San Antonio and also studied art at several other schools in Texas.

Growing up in the Southwest and living near Mexico was a strong, early influence on my work. I like bright, rich colors and use many transparent layers of paint. My work includes painting, drawing, and collage and I combine all of these in some pieces.