Friday, March 11, 2011

SHOP OF THE WEEK: RobinMariaPedrero

Wander Where the Wind Blows
Meet Robin Maria Pedrero, a fine art painter, and this week's Etsy Twitter shop of the week. Robin paints portraits, and both realistic and dreamy landscapes in a variety of media. She wants her art to be enjoyed by all, so she offers prints of her original in many forms: coffee mugs, tote bags, notecards and displayable prints. Her use of color, style and originality are unique, yet varied, to appeal to a broad range of tastes.

Robin has collectors, both individual and corporate, all over the world and in most of the 50 United States. Her work is also displayed in several museum gift shops and art galleries. If you have your own theme in mind, Robin is quite happy to discuss a commission. She makes the process a pleasure! 

From a very young age, Robin was an artist, but when she was 13, Dori K. Mandel was the first artist to take her under her wing giving root to Brackman, Cezanne and the impressionists. This is where Robin learned to work in oil, capturing light and color.

As to a favorite artist, Robin says "If you read another interview with me you’ll see different answers, as my favorites often change. Today I will select Yoko Ono, at 78 she continues to create, interact and share the message of peace and art even in tweets. I was on the National Women’s Caucus for Art board when she was honored with a lifetime achievement award."

I asked Robin how her environment influences her work. Her response: "Sunny Florida gives me wonderful light, and vast natural inspiration. I can work outside many months during the year. I can photograph my work in natural light as well. Being in central Florida gives me quick access to several cities with art events and venues. The arts community here is embracing and diverse." In fact, she'd prefer to live where she is rather than anywhere else!

Robin approaches Twitter in a personable way. Her advice to new users: "Enjoy meeting and following new people, be positive, build relationships, tweet and retweet what interests you and helps others." Her approach has attracted over 11,000 followers!

We all have our own visions of what an artist might like to do for entertainment, but you might be surprised to learn that one of Robin's favorite pasttimes is ziplining!

Robin has a soft spot for human suffering. If she had $1million to donate, she says "I would provide education, shelter, and clothing for those in need. I would give safety and new life to those who are enslaved in human trafficking. I would donate to help find a cure for cancer, in honor of my father."
Mariposa butterfly in the morning light in a garden Print

In honor of being featured as the Etsytwitter team SOTW
Robin has created a coupon code for 20 % off,
with this code
Collectors of Robin's art learn of
Etsy coupons and specials via
Robin's blog or mailings.
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Written by Judy of WellspringCreations

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