John Robinson is a local Sherman, Texas artist. John retired from a successful career at Texas Instruments and MEMC in applied research and management at the executive level. His interest in art started as a youth. His initial focus in creating art was the genre of western art based on scenes and experiences from his native West Texas. After retirement, John renewed his active engagement in the creative process of art and the numerous intellectual challenges in this broad field.
He enjoys the intensity, variety, textures and saturation of color you can achieve with oils. Through his individuality and experience, he brings a unique view and perspective to his art work. John enjoys artistic expression through landscapes, still life and portraits focusing on themes pertinent to his life experiences. His landscapes done on location, en plein air, exude spontaneity in color and bold brush-work. In each of his pieces he wants to show the viewer what attracted him to the subject and the overall concept of the painting. He believes that each piece of art should have an intense emotional impact for both the artist and viewer.
John is an active learner and believes you must always continue to learn to achieve growth in any profession. John’s art has developed with the influence of mentors and teachers Gerald Brommer, Joe Anna Arnett, Kaye Franklin, Sherrie McGraw, Greg Kreutz and Kelli Folsom and Pat Pierce.
John has exhibited his art and won numerous awards in local and national art exhibits including the Red River Valley International Juried Exhibition, the Sherman Art League, GAVA and the Outdoors Painters Society. He is an active member in the Sherman Art League and the Gainsville Area Visual Arts.
John and his wife Judy reside in Sherman.