Robbie Fitzpatrick

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Robbie Fitzpatrick

ARC Living Artist TM

14 artworks

American

http://www.robbiefitzpatrick.com/

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Foot of the Bed

2015

Watercolor

45.7 x 33 cms | 18 x 13 ins

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Gentle Persuasion

2016

Watercolor

45.7 x 55.9 cms | 18 x 22 ins

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The Front Gate

2018

Watercolor

66 x 48.3 cms | 26 x 19 ins

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Interlude

2016

Watercolor

30.5 x 25.4 cms | 12 x 10 ins

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Dee

2017

Watercolor

40.6 x 33 cms | 16 x 13 ins

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Patience

2014

Watercolor

35.6 x 50.8 cms | 14 x 20 ins

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Reflections

2014

Watercolor

43.2 x 63.5 cms | 17 x 25 ins

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Aglow

2015

Watercolor

53.3 x 63.5 cms | 21 x 25 ins

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Golden Braids

2015

Watercolor

45.7 x 55.9 cms | 18 x 22 ins

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Natural Beauty

2015

Watercolor

33 x 48.3 cms | 13 x 19 ins

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It has been a road of many curves and corners that has led me to watercolor. Along those bends, I kept turning to art…

For most of my life, I thought myself a writer.  As a child, I’d wished I could draw, but I knew I could write…so I wrote.  A sixth-grade teacher stayed after school to help some of us learn to draw horses; the junior high school Creative Writing Club asked me to do the illustrations for our anthology.  A visit by a hurricane, that kept me ensconced in my townhouse working through the exercises of a book entitled Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, started the wheels really turning.

Much later, after achieving a B.A. in English and Speech Education, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Houston, and finally a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M, I moved into the art world through the venue of pottery.  Something about wet mud was mesmerizing, but more so was the enjoyment of painting on green ware, and waiting for the pictures to emerge from the kiln.

With a “small” nudge from my husband, I re-considered the direction of my art.  Hmm….there ensued a torrent of pencil drawings.  Still, wanting more  and loving color, I reached  for watercolor pigment, and the simplicity of black and white was transformed into the transparent colors of watercolor. Eventually, I entered some drawings and a couple of watercolors in an area art show.  I won a first and third.  After a year or so of studying books, I took my first formal lesson at the Houston Art League.  There, I confirmed that I most enjoy the detail, and life, of Realism.

I heard of teachers who taught realism, and I saw their work.  I showed up for class, and I have been learning and growing ever since, studying hard with the 2 Collaborating Artists, Keiko Yasuoka and Duncan Simmons.  The journey took off!!

I’ll never forget earning my first higher-level award, a Merchandise Award from the Watercolor Art Society-Houston Membership Exhibit.   That success grew and  continues to grow.   Every achievement motivates me to improve, grow, learn.

It seems I’ve been working to this point all my life.   However I got here, I’m happy I traveled this road!

 

 Major Awards

2019
New Mexico Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition: Alone – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Award
American Watercolor Society 152nd Annual Exhibition: AglowDiana Kan and Sing Si Schwartz Memorial Award

2018
Artistic Excellence Competition, Southwest Art Magazine: Foot of the Bed – Honorable Mention
Richeson75 Birds and Wildlife Competition: Please – Meritorious
Richeson75 Landscapes, Seascapes, and Architecture: The Front Gate – Finalist; Untroubled Waters – Meritorious
Splash 20, “Creative Compositions:  Gentle Persuasion
11th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, FL: Waiting – Juror’s Recognition Award

2017
Art of Watercolour Magazine, Readers’ Competition, December: Tired – Honorable Mention
Women Artists of the West 47th Annual Exhibition: Gentle Persuasion – Fine Connoisseur Magazine Award
Watercolor Art Society of Houston 40th Annual International Water Media Exhibition: On Grandma’s Blanket – Honorable Mention

2016
Southwest Art Magazine – Artist Excellence Competition: Gentle Persuasion – Finalist
The Artist’s Magazine – 33rd Annual Art Competition: Foot of the Bed – 2nd Place in Animals category
ARC (Art Renewal Center)  Salon :  Foot of the Bed – Finalist
New Mexico Watercolor Society Fall Show : Gentle Persuasion – Richeson Merchandise Award
Splash 18, “Value: Light and Dark:   Foot of the Bed
41st Annual Exhibition of the Western Federation  of Watercolor Societies:  Rosy Antiquity – Recognition Certificate

2015
New Mexico Open Juried Exhibition: Waiting – NMWS Signature Group Award
Texas Watercolor Society’s 66th Annual National Exhibit: Patience – Holbein Award

2014
New Mexico Watercolor Society Open Watercolor Exhibition : Pause in the Process – First Place

Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma