New Exhibition: “Moments in Time” Robbin Pulver
Acrylic, encaustic and mixed media artist, Robbin Pulver-Andrews will be presenting her exhibit entitled, “Moments in Time” until March 31.
Robbin was born in Hamilton, Ontario but spent most of her childhood and youth in Northern Ontario, living and working at her family owned Fishing Lodge on Lake Nipissing. She graduated Sheridan College from the Classical Animation program and did some freelance work before getting married shortly after graduation. As her family quickly grew, raising four children became her main focus. Robbin took a job at a local garden centre / nursery, working in the greenhouses and also as an award winning floral designer. She happily worked in this field for many years. In 2006, a serious spinal injury and subsequent surgery, left her with with some physical limitations that made it impossible to return to this kind of work. After spinal surgery and a lengthy recovery period, with the encouragement and help from her family, in 2008 she began painting again. She has had a great response to her work and has never looked back. Robbin is self taught in acrylics and enjoys this medium immensely. She also began experimenting and working with soft pastels, encaustic and mixed medial, teaching these creative art forms at the Art Gallery of Burlington and at her home studio. Robbin’s paintings can be found in collections in various parts of Canada, Europe, and the United States. Her work has also been showcased at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Dingham Gallery, Toronto, the Fieldcote Museum, Ancaster and the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas. In June of 2015 she spent an amazing month in Italy as Artist in Residence at Palazzo Rinaldi, Noepoli Italy. She has won two volunteer awards from the City of Hamilton for her ongoing work in the arts community. Robbin is the Past President of the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton, an organization that has a very long, creative and interesting history in Hamilton.