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Barbara VanDell Robinson

Barbara VanDell Robinson

Barbara was born in Duluth, MN and grew up in White Bear Lake.  I have loved art my entire life and always painted in my free time but started painting professionally in the late 80's after I quit "work" to paint.  I went back to school and graduated from Metropolitan State University with a degree in Psychology intending to be an art therapist but my love for painting was stronger than my desire to be a therapist and so I delved into painting full-time.  My husband and I moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 1998.  I had my own gallery, worked at another gallery and started a coop of 8 local well known artists.  I was very successful until COVID.  We moved back to Minnesota in 2020.  

Although primarily an oil painter, I also work in acrylics, pen and ink and sometimes watercolor.  I love nature, especially trees and flowers and do a lot of birch and aspen trees.  I use color and texture, patterns and shapes to convey that feeling.  I am continually editing, changing, adding and substracting as I am creating until I feel it's "right".

I have had two solo exhibits in Arkansas - Arts Center of the Ozarks and at the University of Arkansas, Mountain Home - and I was featured at a juried exhibition at Crystal Bridges American Art Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas in 2008.  


Barbara VanDell Robinson
Tree Songs
Foggy in the Hills
Signora Italiana
Red Rocks
Sea Breeze
Spring's Triumph
On the Prairie
For the Birds
Red Sky
Quiet Meadow
Live Oak
Only Memories