Robin Moore was born in Manhattan in 1956. Her parents were both accomplished classical musicians. Her family soon moved upstate, where she immediately took to the streams, the lush woods, the farms, dairies, and orchards tucked in the folds of the Catskill Mountains. Shortly before her teens, her family moved to the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The culture shock formed a lasting nostalgia for nature that is in much of her work. During high school she then moved to Northern California, taking up photography, but also exploring interests in music (guitar and vocals), beadwork, drawing and painting. Later she studied film and creative writing. Ultimately, though, Robin settled into painting and drawing, graduating from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1980, with a major in both fields. Each medium she’s undertaken, however, has influenced the others, and much of her painting centers around photographs she’s taken, or is related to the songs, stories, films, or actors that have inspired her.
Mendocino Headlands in Winter II
2014, Watercolor, 10-1/2″ x 8″. Framed in No. 233—2-1/2” in walnut (Nut Brown). $1,570.
Fog Over the Cliffs at Shell Beach
2008. Watercolor, 8-1/2″ x 20″. Framed in No. 1.4 CV—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Dark Medieval Oak stain). $2060
Summit of Coleman Valley Road
2011. Watercolor, 9” x 12”. Framed in No. 340 CV BC—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Weathered Oak stain). $1660.