Winter Park, Fla., 2013 – McRae Art Studios, located in Winter Park, Fla., has selected landscape painter Robin Johnson as a Visiting Artist for three months this fall. Johnson will work on her art in an individual studio at McRae from Sept. 1-Nov. 30, sharing her ideas and techniques with McRae’s artists and learning from them as well.
Johnson, a Central Florida native, is a “contemporary impressionist” who is “inspired by the beauty of nature and the abstract qualities of light and shadow.” She paints in oils, working from photographs taken during her travels. She has taught art at the elementary school level and designed logos and magazine covers. From 1998-2002, she had studios at Flying Turtle Gallery and Studio 509 in Winter Park. She now maintains studios in Orlando and in Jackson Hole, Wyo. In 2011, she joined the Daily Painting Movement.
Johnson has a degree in fine art and humanities from Rollins College. She has also studied under Grady Kimsey at Seminole State College and under David Reese, Jeanne Schubert, Donne Bitner and Terry Traumbaur Norris at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park.
McRae instituted the Visiting Artist Program to give selected local, national or international artists a chance to be part of the McRae artist community for three months and to stimulate new ideas among member artists.
MCRAE ART STUDIOS, a collective of 21 independent artists founded in 1987, was established to allow member artists to work and mingle and to attract community attention to the area’s outstanding talent. McRae maintains the highest level of artistic accomplishment by bringing artists into the collective by a jury process. It has been home to many nationally recognized artists. Twice a year, McRae hosts Open Houses that attract as many as 2,000 visitors and collectors. For more information: mcraeartstudios.com.