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Robin Joseph -- From Camden to Charleston

 
From Camden to Charleston
An exhibition of the work of Robin Joseph


From professional photographer  to painter, Robin Joseph has had a successful career creating art that breathes life into print and canvas.

For 30 years, her passion has provided gallery enthusiasts and art collectors with treasured pieces and .endless enjoyment. In Robin's new series, "From Camden to Charleston, she captures her journey and growth as an artist from her small town roots in Camden, SC to the bustling, coastal streets of Charleston. Throughout this series, you will be delighted by the serenity in the colorful forests, pristine lakes, gorgeous pines that remind us of the comforts provided by small southern towns; canvases that honor the beauty of winding horse trails, and natural country sides.

Robin's skilled brush has once again led to a successful collection of artistry, one that truly captures the innocence and the spirit of two uniquely Southern areas. Let From Camden to Charleston rekindle your love of the land and bring you home.

About Robin Joseph
"As a professional photographer I have looked at life through  a camera's lens for more than thirty years. When I first picked up the brush to paint, I learned the life I create on canvas brought me similar joy.  No matter  where I am, I see form, shape, color, light and shadows. The lens in my artist's eye is always on zooming in on subjects and panning landscapes. The shutter  in my artist's  eye never turns off."
 
When she moved to Charleston 30 years ago, her hobby evolved into a career.  Word spread that she was available to take pictures for events,   Piccolo Spoleto, weddings and other social events gave her many opportunities to capture people in slice of life moments. As her artistry grew in photography, she became fascinated with pottery. With this new skill, she threw pots for over 10 years with a local group called "Ciayworks".
For years, Joseph sauntered into galleries soaking in the colors, the oils, the light, the lines and the beauty from the montage of paintings that hung on gallery walls. Her desire to paint brewed into envy when she found herself meandering through the "Art in the Park" event during Piccolo Spoleto.  During one of those walks 15 years ago, she met my first oil painting teachers, Martin Aarons and Joyce Hall.  Joseph has been with them ever since. In addition, in 2015 Robin began studying under the creative genius of Laurie Myer.

"I prefer to paint with oils because of its rich and substantive colors.  Painting gives me joy and peace," Robin said. "As I look at my work hung on gallery walls, I feel that I have come full circle. My photography and pottery has helped bring me to this point. I now feel contentment as I view my painting and photography on display for the public's enjoyment at the Artist Guild Gallery on East Bay Street in Charleston."

With special entertainment by Bobby Joseph & Michael Byrnes.

Date

September 21, 2016 to October 14, 2016

Time(s)

  • September 15 | Opening reception at 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Venue

Bassett Gallery