2/27/2013

Self Portraits: Mia Robinson

 Self Midroom (created using an app called Artrage on iPad) 2013

Self Expression (created using an app called "Sketchbook Pro" on iPad) 2011

 Self-Portrait III (created on the iPhone using two apps, one called Brushes and one called Pollock) 2011

 Self Portrait as Paula Rego (created on the iPhone using Sketchbook Mobile) 2009

Nancy Bea Miller recommends that we take a look at the iPhone and iPad art of Mia Robinson. Here is what Nancy has to say about Robinson's work:
Mia Robinson (b.1979) is one of the growing number of artists using digital apps as a way of creating their artwork. Robinson, currently based in  Washington, D.C., is one of the co-founders of iAMDA, the international association of mobile digital artists. She has exhibited her work internationally. Her website can be found here: http://www.mrobart.com/ and her Flickr Stream (portfolio) here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34187834@N07/
Robinson had traditional art training, and worked for a time in oils, charcoal and pastel.  She studied painting and sculpture at The Washington Studio School in Washington DC, and also studied privately with John David (JD) Parrish of Phoenix, AZ.  Then in 2008 she purchased an iphone 3G and downloaded an app called Brushes, just for kicks. She had never before tried using any kind of digital media, but once she began she was instantly "hooked." 
Robinson says that since stumbling upon this medium "I have been using just my finger and iPhone to create art. ...I purchased an Axiotron Modbook (modified Macbook Pro with Wacom Tablet) to work on a larger scale, and then of course moved on to the much lighter iPad when that was released in 2010. I’ve come to rely on these very convenient and handy mediums not just as mobile sketchbooks, but also as a means to create fine art paintings."
Nancy Bea Miller is an artist, writer, and parent of three teenage boys. Her Women in the Act of Painting project can be seen at www.womenintheactofpainting.blogspot.com

1 comment:

  1. So interesting to see how people are using that Wacom Tablet to do art. I have a friend in art school who does a lot of work on one of these. It blows me away to think how the new media are allowing new ways to do these things. But really it was the series of pictures more than the way they were made that I liked. The variety and freshness of them. Thanks for waking up stodgy types like me to what's new!

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