Robin Berry lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Robin has been a professional artist for 37 years. Her first artistic life began in 1975 as a porcelain potter and lasted almost 20 years. In that time, she became a nationally recognized porcelain artist and her distinctive white-on-white pieces, often with birds as a theme, were exhibited and sold in galleries and shops across the country. In 1990 Robin's second artistic life emerged as she changed her direction and her medium from porcelain to painting and illustration, focusing exclusively on transparent watercolor. Today, her paintings are juried into an increasing number of national and regional shows. Because she is an avid bird lover, birds remain a prevalent theme in her paintings, the great egret being her favorite subject. Robin paints full time and owns Tabet Berry Studio with writer/producer Denise Tabet.
In 2009, North Light Books title, Watercolor Secrets, was published. Chapter 1 is authored by Robin to demonstrate the spotlight effect for which she has become known. "Dive deeper into the creative waters that have made the Splash: The Best of Watercolor series today's most celebrated showcase of contemporary watercolor paintings. This very special collaboration featuring 15 Splash artists, invites you into their studio as they reveal the creative processes behind their stunning work." You can look inside the book at http://www.northlightshop.com/product/watercolor-secrets/?r=anjen072009.
Robin has published two book: How to Paint Watercolor Flowers, for Quarto in London and Reader's Digest was released September 30, 2010. Her second book, Watercolor Secrets: 200 Tips and Techniques, was released December, 2011.
Watercolor society memberships:
. Transparent Watercolor Society of America, signature member
. Artists for Conservation, signature member
. Watercolor West, juried member
. National Watercolor Society
. American Watercolor Society
. Minnesota Watercolor Society
. Sisterhood of the Traveling Paints, Splash 13, Summer 2012
. Portrait of John Command in Splash 11 Summer 2010
. Watercolor Secrets, North Light Books, Chapter 1: Spotlight the Beauty of A Flower, July 2009
. Razzle Dazzle in Splash 10, 2008 North Light Books
. Watercolor Magic, February 2007, Razzle Dazzle Award
. American Artist, June 2006, Razzle Dazzle award
. North Light magazine, featured in the Spring 2006 issue
. Grooming Snowy selected for Watercolor Magic's 2006 calendar
. Grooming Snowy published in Splash 9: Tips and Techniques published in 2006
. Grooming Snowy second place in Watercolor Magic's Watermedia Showcase 2005—animal category.
. Miranda Repose I in Splash 7: A Celebration of Light, published 2002
. Miranda Repose I in Birds in Art 2001 Catalog
Recent Shows and Awards:
. 2012 Transparent Watercolor Society of America
. 2010 Watercolor West
. 2008 Transparent Watercolor Society of America
. 2007 Transparent Watercolor Society of America
. 2007 Birds in Art
. 2007 American Watercolor Society Ogden and Mary Pleissner Memorial Award-Razzle Dazzle
. 2007 American Watercolor Society 140th Annual Exhibition-Razzle Dazzle
. 2006 Watercolor West St. Cuthbert's Mill Award for Razzle Dazzle
. 2006 Winner of the Transparent Watercolor Society Skyledge Award for Razzle Dazzle
. Transparent Watercolor Society of America (former Midwest Watercolor Society), 2002
. Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 2001 Miranda Repose
. Transparent Watercolor Society of America (former Midwest Watercolor Society), 1999
. Watercolor USA: Patron Purchase Award, Miranda Water Lily
. Multiple Awards from the Minnesota Watercolor Society including Miranda Repose, First Place, Aria, honorable mention.
3 raptor drawings in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson permanent collection of bird drawings.
Many private collections
Support for Conservation:
- 2007 - Accepted into the American Watercolor Society 2007 Exhibition
Painting won the Ogden and Mary Pleissner Memorial Award
- 2007 - Represented in the permanent collection of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
3 raptor drawings are in the permanent collection
- 2006 - Signature Membership in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America
An honor bestowed on those who are jurried into 3 shows.
- 2006 - Skyledge Award
Top award given by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America each year at their annual exhibition. It was awarded to Razzle Dazzle.
- 2006 - St. Cuthbert's Milll award
Awarded to Razzle Dazzle at the 2006 Watercolor West exhibit.
- 1990 - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
The museum lens 3 photo-realistic graphite painting of raptors-- eagles, red tail hawks and snowy owls.
- Watercolor Secrets: 200 Tips and Techniques... (2011)
Authot - Important advice for every stage of painting.
Author: robin Berry
Published by: Reader's Digest
- How to Paint Watercolor Flowers: Create Your Own Masterpiece in 6 easy steps (2010)
Author/Editor - A book of professional flower photographs with one of several artists painting each and showing the step-by-step progression from drawing to finish.
Author: Robin Berry
Published by: Reader's Digest/Quarto
- Watercolor Secrets (2009)
I wrote a chapter (Chapter One) on creating the glow in painting flowers - Inclusion in the book was on honor bestowed upon 15 artists out of about 6 or 7 hundred who were included in the first ten Splash series editions. Each was asked to write a chapter on how they do what they do best for the benefit of Splash readers.
Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
Published by: Northlight Books
- See above biography
- SPLASH:best of watercolor--Volumes 7,9,10,11,13
painting selected for each of the listed volumes. - Beautiful coffee table book with the winning watercolors of the two years covered by the issue.
Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
Published by: North Light Books
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