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Artist Statement




I’ve been painting since I was in high school. I began painting watercolor landscapes and moved on to portraits, nudes and genre paintings when I attended Corcoran art school. I started painting abstract or non-objective paintings when I moved to New York.

Many of my paintings are landscapes, although some of my paintings seem to have only a minimal reference to a place, I often do have a place in mind. Most of my paintings include water and sky, perhaps because I have always lived near an ocean. Aerial views, seen from airplane windows, also influence some of the shapes in my works.


I am a traditional painter in my methods and materials. I paint in oils on stretched canvases. I start paintings with charcoal lines and thin color washes and often incorporate the charcoal under-dryings in the finished work. I feel that color and balance are the most important elements in my paintings.



rrulepaintings.com            Studio: 256 West 116th Street New York City                rulenyc@yahoo.com

Exhibitions:

Art Directors Fine Arts Show 1988

Heller Gallery, Design Building 1989

Solo exhibition, Bazinis NYC 2004

The Vision Glorious, General Seminary NYC 2005

Harlem Artists: New Work, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, 2006

Variety of Gifts, ECVA, Trinity Museum NYC 2007 and 2008

Permanent exhibition: All Saints NYC

Art Harlem Open Studios 2008, 2009,2010

America the Beautiful, Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, KY

Robin Rule      rulenyc@yahoo.com

Carter Burden Gallery 2019