About Me



Robin Hall

 I grew up in home full of art.  From the stacks of art books, and my Mothers paintings still wet on the easels, to my Grandmother’s grand-scale dealership in Antique Paintings, Art was a dominant force.

 Being exposed to the process of painting as a child, removed any reservation I might have had to jump in and explore it.   I began with watercolor in high school, as a hobby, but once graduated and married, I ventured into many other trades outside the art world.   I returned to painting just for the fun of it while in my 30’s.  I never expected that art would again dominate my life or future.

 My early work, in oil painting, focused on the open fields still abundant in Orange County, California.  Today I find architecture and still life to be an attraction, because of the hard and soft edges one finds in these subjects and how strong directional light can bring such drama to a scene.

As an artist, I consider myself to be a student; continually seeking new directions and techniques, which keeps me challenged and immersed in my journey and the fun of “Painting”.

Selected Exhibitions

2018  107thAnnual Gold Medal Jurried Exhibition, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, L.A., CA

2017  106thAnnual Gold Medal Jurried Exhibition, Autry Museum, L.A.,CA

2016  105thAnnual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Autry Museum, L.A.,CA

2015  104thAnnual Gold Medal Jurred Exhibition, Fisher Museum, USC, LA

2014  103rdAnnual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Autry Museum, L.A., CA

 Then & Now: 100 Years of Plein Air Painting, Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA

2013  102th  Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Fisher Museum, USC, L.A.,CA

2012  101thAnnual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Autry Museum, LA, CA

2011  100thAnnual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art.  Fine Art Connoisseur- Award of Excellence

2010  Impressions of Southern California- Robin Hall & Jeff Yeomans, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

 Glenna Hartmann Invitational, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

 99thyear Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

2009  Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2008  97thGold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum California Art, Pasadena, CA

 Juror SOCALPAPA Back Bay Exhibit 2008, Murth Interpretive Center, NB, CA

 6thCrystal Cove Invitational, Crystal Cove State park, Laguna Beach, CA Environmental Award

 Juror California Pastel Society, Ester Wells Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 Irvine Museum. Irvine CA

2007  96thGold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum California Art, Pasadena, CA

 Landmark Natural Splendors of Orange County, The Oaks, SJC, CA

 5thCrystal Cove Alliance Invitational, CC, Laguna Beach, CA

 8thAnnual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, CA

 Chasing the Light, 2 artist show, AE Gallery, San Diego, Ca

2006  Sacred Spaces, Mission San Juan Capistrano, SJC

 Capistrano Valley Invitational Plein Air, San Juan Capistrano, CA  Honorable Mention

 7th  Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, CA

 4thCrystal Cove Alliance Invitational, CC, Laguna Beach 

2005  Focus Mexico: Art Expressions Gallery, San Diego,CA

 7thAnnual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

 3rdCrystal Cove Alliance Invitational, CC, Laguna Beach, CA

 Rocky Mountain Invitational, Winterpark, CO

2004  Uncommon Ground one woman show works of Italy, Southwest and California.  Art Expressions 

Gallery, San Diego, CA

6th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Sights of Southern California, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

94thGold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

American Miniatures 2004, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, CA

Little Gems, Miniature Impressions, Villas & Verandas, SJC, CA

California Jewels, A Passion of 7 California Artists, Montecito, CA

Monumental Miniatures, CAC invitational Group Show, Old Mill Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2003  93rdGold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA 

Sights of Southern California, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

Tucson Plein Air 2003, Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ  .  Judges Commendation

 Malibu: On Location, Frederick Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Ca

 5thLaguna Plein Air, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA 

 9thCAC Mission San Juan Capistrano,CA

1992-2002    

CAC Maurice Braun Memorial, San Diego Maritime Museum, S.D, CA 3rdplace award

 ‘Sunlight & Shadow’, 2-person ,Art Expressions Gallery, San Diego, CA

 Oil Painters of America National Show, Palm Desert, CA

91stGold Medal Exhibition, CAC, Pasadena Historical Museum, Pasadena, CA

 Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational. Laguna Art Museum, LB, CA

 Contemporary Views of L.A’s. Historic Chinatown, Longs Gallery, Chinatown, LA.,CA

 CAC Plein Air Painting Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA  2ndPlace award

 CAC Sights of Santa Ana, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA  3rdPlace award

 Sights of Santa Ana , Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA:, Honorable Mention Award

Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ; ‘On Location in Malibu’

Painting San Diego and Beyond,  Art Expressions Gallery, San Diego, CA

 Exchange Fine Arts, Orange, CA,  3 person show

Laguna Plein Air,  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca; 

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA; Sights of Santa Ana

Malibu on Location, CAC, Frederick R. Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University; 

 Back Bay Exhibition, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, 

 Gold Medal Exhibition, CAC, Los Angeles Arboretum, L.A., CA; 

 Walt Disney Imagineering, L.A., CA; Herbert Ryman Invitational Exhibit

Orange County: awarded ‘’The California Emerging Artist of O.C.’


Publications:

LUXE.Interiors+ Design  Magazine, Coast to Coast, by Kimberly Olson: Winter 2012

Artist’s Making Their Mark,Today’s Master’s, Fine Art Connoisseur:  July/ Aug. 2011

California Light: A Century of Landscapes, by Jean Stern & Molly Siple, publ. Rizzoli Int. 2011

Southwest Art Magazine, “California Dreaming” by Mark Mussari, Oct 2010

100 Artists of the West Coast II, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  2009 

Land of Sunlight, contemporary paintings of San Diego, Publ. San Diego Flora, 2007  

Orange Coast Magazine, The Artists,  September 2006

Coast Magazine,  Festival Fresh,,  August 2006

California Art Club, 94th , Annual Gold Medal, California Art Academy, 2004

Art of the WestMagazine  “For the Love of the Land” by Vicki Stavig,  May/June 2004

Décor & Style,  “Life as a Plein Artist” by Barbara Metz,  May 2004

LifeScapes,  April/May 2003, cover June-July 2003

California Art Club, 93rdAnnual Gold Medal, California Art Academy, 2003

California Art Club, 92ndAnnual Gold Medal, Pub. Pasadena Historical Museum, 2002

California Art Club, 91stAnnual Gold Medal, Pub. Pasadena Historical Museum, 2001

California Art Club, 90thAnnual Gold Medal, Pub. Pasadena Historical Museum, 2000

Décor & Style; “Robin Hall: Colors of California” by Laura Klesper, February 2000

On Location in Malibu, Pub. Frederick R. Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, 1999


Education:

71-74 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

74-5 UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Doug Higgins, Santa Fe, NM

Kevin MacPherson, L.A., CA

Sebastian Capella, La Jolla, CA

Laura Robb, Scottsdale, AZ, Taos, NM, RSF, CA

Dan Gerhartz, RSF, CA

Carolyn Anderson, RSF, CA

Daniel Keys, Scottsdale, AZ


Current Associations:

California Art Club, Artist Member