Portraits and Still Lifes
If your image of a portrait is stiff and staid, look again. From sassy to sultry, funny to fantastic, mischievous to merry, you’ll find it in the work of Nadine Robbins.
Nadine’s signature style is casual portraits with humor. Yet her portraits are not caricatures. Her process is to get to know the personality before she paints the person. She uses her photographic eye to find the perfect pose that conveys precisely what she and her subjects agree each portrait will be. It might be a child’s priceless look to treasure forever, an adult’s whimsical alter ego, a couple’s sly flirtation or joyful connection.
In addition to individual and group portraits, Nadine also specializes in paintings of food and festive settings. Here, humor gives way to sensuality as oysters glisten with a briny glow and empty glasses inspire scenarios of beginnings or endings.…
So welcome in! Visit the gallery, view her recent work and learn more about Nadine and her technique.
You may want to also check the gallery page to see more paintings.
From the Berkshire Eagle: The Brill Gallery also has the best nude oil painting I’ve seen in the Berkshires outside The Clark Institute. Nadine Robbins is developing into a superb figure painter, and her double portrait, "The Golden Gown," is an American masterpiece, both technically and artistically.
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