Featured Artist Robin Harris

Contemporary realist painter Robin Harris’ food-related paintings captivate the senses. To see more of this artist’s work, please visit her website.

 

“And a Lemon on the Side” Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 40”by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“And a Lemon on the Side” Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 40”

 

We all eat; but even if the goal is merely survival, food means different things to different people.

 

“Raining Blueberries” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24”by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Raining Blueberries” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24”

 

It could be fond memories of a lazy Sunday breakfast or a special event when food was involved (isn’t it always!), or just the thought of a future meal and the anticipation that it brings.

 

“Sweet Tart” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 36” by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sweet Tart” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 36”

 

Whatever it is, though, painting images of food and drink makes me happy, and I hope I show it through my larger than life acrylic on canvas paintings—the bigger, the brighter, the better!

 

“They was a Splishin’ and a Splashin’” Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 40” by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“They was a Splishin’ and a Splashin’” Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 40”

 

Unusual food pairings and complementary liquids are featured. The focus is on movement and flow through splashes, drips, and the occasional ooze.

 

“J’aime le Sucre” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 24” by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“J’aime le Sucre” Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 24”

 

Whether the image is a stack of sweet macarons or glistening, glimmering water droplets on freshly picked blueberries, the paintings are startling in their realism—and often magical in their whimsy and fanciful juxtaposition of items you would not ordinarily expect to see sharing the same stage.

 

“Anticipation” Acrylic on Canvas, 15” x 30” by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Anticipation” Acrylic on Canvas, 15” x 30”

 

My current fascination is breakfast, perfecting drippy eggs and sticky syrups.

 

“Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut” Acrylic on Canvas, 18” x 36” by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut” Acrylic on Canvas, 18” x 36”

 

I’m illustrating new ways of mixing them with juicy, colorful fruit while restraining myself and others from taking a bite out of the canvas.

 

“I Found my Thrill” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24” by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“I Found my Thrill” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24”

 

In all cases, you’ll find yourself taking delight in the technique and the perspective, (and at the same time you’re wondering how that image might look hanging on your wall!)

 

“Three of a Kind” Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 15” by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Three of a Kind” Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 15”

 

I am a contemporary realist painter with a twist and a graphic designer based in McLean, Virginia. I received my BS in Communication Arts from the University of Maryland and have owned a full service graphic design firm for more than twenty-eight years.

 

“Simply Sangria” Acrylic on Canvas, 22” x 28” by artist Robin Harris. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Simply Sangria” Acrylic on Canvas, 22” x 28”

 

Painting food and other items in my off hours is one of the ways I flex and strengthen my creative muscle.

 

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Comments

  1. Your work is incredible! I especially like the blueberries and how you created the water droplets on them.

  2. Wonderful!

  3. I also like the blueberries. I find the use of black background really adds an extra pop to the colors you use. Nice work.

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