Robin Wellner was born in Morristown, NJ in 1952. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Southwestern Louisiana; and continued her art education with many other artists, including Robert Liberace, Dawn Whitelaw, Richard Nelson and many more. Robin now lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Michael, balancing her time between portrait/figurative work and plein air landscapes.
Accolades and Awards
Juried into the Oil Painters of America’s 2016 National Show in Dallas with “Kalvin”
Selected to participate in “Showdown” in the Hart-Witzen Gallery
One woman show, Free Range Brewery, February – March 2016
Finalist in the American Woman Artists National Juried 2015 Show at Bonner David Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Award of Merit for “Kalvin, Portrait of a Young Man”
Selected as one of 30 artists to participate in the 2015 Piedmont Paint Out in High Point, NC. Received “Artists’ Choice Award”
Finalist in the Richeson75 Figure and Portrait Show 2015
2 Honorable Mentions in the Guild of Charlotte Artists, 2015
Honorable Mention, “Colton’s Choice” award and “People’s Choice” award in the Matthews Art Guild, 2015 – Matthews Alive Festival
Finalist in the 2015 Spring Online Show for the American Women Artists
Selected for the Carolina’s Got Art Show at the Elder Gallery, June 2015
Finalist in the Artist’s Magazine 2014 Over 60 competition
Finalist in the Richeson75 Online Animals, Birds and Wildlife 2013 Show.
The portrait process begins with a discussion of your vision and needs for the final painting. Portraits become heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation. My hope is that every time you look at your portrait of you or your loved one that you will recall special memories that make you smile. There is something magical about capturing someone in paint! We are all works of art!!
If the portrait involves multiple people, I will determine the right size canvas, and give you a quote before proceeding. A nonrefundable deposit of 50% is required upon decision to proceed.
These prices are a beginning. Once we have discussed your needs, I’ll be able to solidify a price. Travel, shipping and framing are additional expenses.
This would be a looser interpretation based on a 3-4 hour sitting with a loose abstract background would start at $800 for an 11×14 or 16×20.
More Refined Portrait
I would require several hours to do photographs and a color study. After reviewing photos, I would review these with you so you can choose your favorites. Once the portrait is begun, I may ask for additional sitting time to help make the portrait as accurate as possible. The prices below suggest a beginning. Once we’ve discussed your wants, a final price will be determined.