My friend Colleen, shown in the red sweater, ordered a winter scene, after seeing mine- shown behind me on the wall. Many thanks to Colleen!
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In my younger years, I began doodling and drawing faces from the newspaper. I particularly enjoyed the challenges of drawing and painting wrinkles in the faces of the elderly!
My dear brother Leonard bought me my first quality sketch book, easel and pencils for Christmas when I was very young. That was the best gift for sure!
I think I always wanted to be an artist but studied nursing. I became a Registered Nurse and focused in active medicine at RVH, Barrie, for almost twenty years. My focus became Palliative Care in Hospice Simcoe for almost five years. My last employer was as a Client Care Co-Ordinator, aka Case Manager, at CCAC for almost five years.
Now I am retired, (I think), and a busy Grand Mother, a super Mother to my four wonderful daughters, and an extraordinary wife to the big guy-Tom. Lol! They will all attest to these facts!
When I sign my signature on a painting after completion, I use my maiden name- Boyce and my married name- Robinson, as my artist name.
There are two very good painting instructors who made an impact on my progress for artwork.
Merv Richardson is a great teacher in abstract water colour painting. I enjoyed many lessons from him in his Dalston location and in Barrie, for almost ten years- off and on.
Joe Degrosso from Joe's Art Studio in Cookstown, is another great teacher in realism using acrylics and oils. After I retired I was able to take daytime regular art classes and I never missed a beat with these lessons. I learned a great deal in 2019 about acrylic and oil painting, with many thanks to Joe!
When I was working as a Registered Nurse at Hospice Simcoe in 2013, I donated water colour paintings to help raise money for Hospice. These paintings are still hanging in the Hospice Simcoe ten private resident rooms. I am grateful to Kelly Hubbard, and fellow nurses, for encouraging me to paint for the house. Some of my paintings were made into small cards to help raise money for the house. These Greeting cards can still be purchased at the main entrance reception in Simcoe Hospice - 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting Hospice Simcoe!
My seasonal greeting cards can be found here on my website!
If you are interested in a small group painting event I teach painting classes in acrylic and sometimes water colours, upon request. I advertise on my face book page, Carol Robinson. To inquire about a paint night, art session or to request a commissioned painting, please feel free to contact me at; Boycerobinson6@gmail.com
Happy painting everyone!