Painter Robin Nash loves color |

Painter Robin Nash loves color

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AE Robin Nash1 SM 12-7-06

Vail Daily, Vail ColoradoWhen I was a teenager. I participated in a group art show shortly after high school, my grandfather helped me with the set up. When the show was coming, my grandmother came with him to help, and when she saw my work, she was surprised and kind of yelled at me that I was wasting time doing anything else – that what I should be doing is pursuing art. That was the only time my grandmother ever yelled at me.

When I was a baby, my other grandmother said she could see that I would be an artist because of the way I reacted to color. My mother remembered this when I completed my degree in art.


The process of painting is very meditative.

I took to painting right away, although it was slow to warm up to me.

Abstract Figurative Impasto – I mix it until it reaches a cake frosting consistency and then apply it to the canvas with brushes and palette knives. No, I do not use my fingers, but I do have a cake frosting knife among the palette knives. The paintings are comfort food for the brain.

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