Robin Johnson Clawson earned her BFA degree in painting, magna cum laude, from the LSU School of Environmental Design in 1972. Originally from Baton Rouge, she has lived in Shreveport, LA, since 1977. She was the first Director of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Robin was the co-owner of Erie Street Company—a painted clothing and textile manufacturer—for eight years before beginning to do portraiture full time in 1994. She now teaches private, beginner painting classes in Shreveport and is available to conduct weekend workshops. She also tutors serious art students and assists them with portfolios preparatory to college application. Her portraits depict subjects of all ages and are done in oil pastel and pencil on paper. Each piece emphasizes a natural pose, usually in a botanical setting or an interior, and is an integrated design in the manner of a genre painting. Her non-portraiture paintings are expressionistic and usually depict interiors with human figures or still life.
The artists featured in the exhibition:
Cathie Dodson, Frances Fontaine, Peggy Guilbert, Sue Jackson, Paula Hickman, Debbie Schofield, Pam Sloan, CeCe Parker, Susie Paulovich, Tyler Jones, Amie Bolton, Fran Strange Hewitt, Julie Miller, Marissa Patton, Marie Rinaudo, Paula Sample, Brookie Walker, Lisa Brandeburg, Gigi Corley, Kathy Hassell, Elizabeth Keene, Theresa Meldrum, Katy Merriman, John Squires and Mary O’Neal