Canadian Artist: Robin Baratta

Born mid last century in London Ontario Canada. Working in textured acrylic using a process I call Glazed Acrylic.

Primarily self taught,  I took four years of art history at Beck Collegiate London Ontario.

 I was introduced there to the art of Arthur Lismer, Emily Carr, Tom Thomson and other iconic

Canadian Artists, who influence my work still.

The work I am doing now is directly related to a highly textured painting comprised of simplified shapes

that I did for my graduating portfolio, although it has taken several decades to circle back to it. .

Always experimenting with art  in 2004 I entered the Western Fair (London Ontario)

Fine Art Competition and won, it was time to get serious.

I took many classes, primarily with Fred Harrison and  Kim Harrison celebrated London Ontario

Artists, and workshops most notably with Reiney Tauschad texture artist, and Carrie Burns Brown

collage and composition.

Since 2011 I have been a full time artist.

I have  been heavily involved in the London/St Thomas/Port Stanley art community for over 20 years.

I participate in group and solo art shows at various venues including the St Thomas Elgin Public Art Center,

where my work is part of the permanent collection. 

I’ve coordinated and consulted on art show’s, and judged competitions.  I have organized studio tours, art in the parks, and art collectives,  I recently sold my partnership and retired from The Art Emporium in Port Stanley after 10 successful  years, to have time to focus more on my own career.

I teach kids and adults from my studio, and present art based programs in dementia/long term care.

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