Originally from the Midwest, JuliAnn Robinson came to Sanford via Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. After selling her business and retiring in 2016, she and her husband moved to North Carolina where one of her goals was to pick up a paint brush and start to create fine art.
As a self-taught artist, JuliAnn has spent the years honing her skills through research, attending workshops, using a variety of mediums (acrylic, oil, oil in cold wax and watercolor), and painting a variety of subjects. Most recently, she has also discovered the magic of pastels. People always ask her which mediums and subject matters she enjoys the most. For JuliAnn, “it is the variety and freedom of choice that pleases me the most.” Always a student of art, she is inspired by the works of both the Masters and contemporary artists. Her personal visual experiences while traveling internationally and domestically also play a significant role in what she chooses to paint.
In addition to her formal education, JuliAnn recently has studied under the tutelage of Doug Rowe and attended workshops with Laura Pollak, Bob Way, and Adam Clague. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Loyola University-Chicago.
JuliAnn has exhibited at the Campbell House in Southern Pines and the Temple Theatre in Sanford. She has also participated in the Sanford Brush & Palette Annual Fall Show since 2019. In 2021, she was awarded Third Place in the Show’s Abstract category and in the 2022 Show, received Honorable Mentions in the Landscape and Still Life categories. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the Midwest and the Carolinas.
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