Robin Damore

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Robin Damore

United States

As a freelance fine artist my work is comprised of a wide collection of artistic projects. What follows are some of the highlights from the past 18 years. In my previous life I was one of four owners of a Portland Oregon ad agency with 150 employees.


Portrait Commissions – 2000-present


200+ completed portrait commissions. Represented by Agents in SouthCarolina/Oregon/Arizona


Significant Artist Shows and Artistic Milestones

2022 – Awarded Signature Status with the Portrait Society of America –

PSS designation

2022 – Celebration of Fine Art – Jan-Mar – Demonstration and Exhibition

Scottsdale, AZ

2022 Portrait Society of America – International Portrait Competition – Select 50 of 2700+ entries

2021 Painting the Figure Now IV – “Ava”- Sept 2- Oct 30

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

2021 Sony – Album cover painting of solo artist – Nad Sylvan

2021 International Artist Magazine – Authored two page article detailing my portrait process with progress photos – “Capturing Form and Spirit”

2021 Portrait Society of America Members Only competition finalist in the Commissioned Portrait and Non-Commissioned Portrait categories

2021 Art Renewal Center – Finalist in Portraiture

2020 Portrait Society of America – International Portrait Competition – Chosen for Select 50 of 4600+ entries

2020 and 2021 Jan- Mar – Celebration of Fine Art – Scottsdale, AZ – Juried artist in residence – live daily painting demonstrations/exhibition

2020 chosen from 100 exhibition artists to be Published in Fine Art Connoisseur, Phoenix Home and Garden, The Redbook, Art and Antiques as part of Celebration of Fine Art PR

2019 Salmagundi Club – July-Aug Exhibition

2019 Abend Gallery Show – 5 x 5 exhibition - PoetsArtists

2019 Art Renewal Center – ARC Salon Finalist in Portraiture

2019 IObserve show at Rehs Contemporary Gallery/catalog – NYC - PoetsArtists

2019 AdornMe online show and printed catalog - PoetsArtists

2018 American Women Artists – Spring Juried Show Finalist

2017 Southwest Art Magazine – Artistic Excellence Award – One-page w/bio

2016-17 Portland University Club – One-year artist in residence – with studio space Portrait Society of America – Cecilia Beaux one year Mentorship

2014 – Festival of Arts with the Pageant of the Masters Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA – Juried artist/exhibitor – 200,000 attendees –daily live painting demonstrations

2000 through 2012 Portland Street of Dreams – Artist-in-Residence

Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York – 2012 chosen to work from original 1660 Rembrandt to study grisaille/glazing/create copy

New York Art Students League – classes and workshops 2000 – present

Artist Magazine Finalist – Annual portrait competition

Portrait Society of America: Member 2002 – present

About Face Magazine –artist profile in the Portland based interview magazine.


Workshops/Teaching 2004 - Present

Provide on-going private instruction working with local developing artists.

Teach the following workshops:

“Combining live model with photography to achieve a likeness in oil portraiture”

3/day class – beginner- advanced

“Portraits in Oil” – 5 day / 3 day – beginner – advanced – working from life and photographs – Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska

“Creating a travel journal” – materials and techniques – 2 days


* This statement has been provided directly by the artist in association to their 16th International ARC Salon entries. This content has not been edited for typos or grammatical errors and has not been vetted for accuracy.