21 Under 31 | Robin Johnson


ART EDUCATION: Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in graphic design from Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO. Master’s degree candidate at the Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA.

STYLE: Figurative representation. My background is in graphic design, so I often fuse a little of that into my paintings.

At Dawn, oil, 48 x 72.

INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: Someone I was close to passed away, and I found myself thinking about the quality of life we create for ourselves and how that relates to our interpretations of symbols and imagery.

SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Interior decorator or art therapist.

BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Follow your heart and a path will present itself.

CREATIVE SPARK: Traveling and shopping. I go antiquing to clear my head and gather inspiration.

ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU: I grew up surfing. I was on the surf team and had surfing physical education classes in the morning.

BIGGEST FEAR: Not being able to do what I love. Oh … and a world without margaritas.

FUTURE GOALS: To secure a position in which I can continue painting, and I’d love to live abroad.

PRICE RANGE: $1,000 to $5,000.

REPRESENTATION: www.robinjohnsonart.com.

Featured in September 2011.