About this artist

Laura Robb creates still life paintings that are beautifully composed and masterfully painted.  Her vibrant oils, with their dynamic brushwork, convey an effortlessness that has taken decades of concentrated effort and focus to achieve.

Robb took her first steps to becoming an artist while still in high school by attending
Art Student’s Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduation she moved to New York City to continue her education under Michael Aviano and upon returning to Oklahoma received critiques from Richard Schmid. Today she paints in a beautiful north light studio designed and built for her in Taos, New Mexico and this has also been her home for over 30 years.

“It’s a familiar challenge to me to take fairly ordinary objects and arrange them in a way that brings to the viewer a purely visual communication — something hopefully more than the sum of its parts. Harmony and tranquility maybe? When I feel I’ve done my job well, words seem inadequate.”

The Subject is Merely a Vehicle  —  Art of the West Magazine July/August 1990
Artists Worth Watching  —  Art-Talk   June/July 1990
Still Life Painters Create Their Own Realities  — The Santa Fean May 1991
Laura Robb  —  Southwest Art Magazine 1992
Springing to Life   —  Southwest Art  August 1993
Emerging Realist Painters   — Art-Talk March 1996
‘What Can’t You Live Without?”  —  Art-Talk   April/May 1998
Contemporary American Oil Painting  —  Jilin Fine Art Publishing 1999
A Personal Sense of Beauty  — Southwest Art  April 2001
In the Studio ,Laura Robb  —   Southwest Art  January 2002
An All-Consuming Passion   —  Art of the West   May/June 2003
Destination: Taos  —   Art-Talk April/May 2003
A Sharp Eye —   The Artists Magazine September 2003
Laura Robb  —   The Cultural Times September/October 2006
The Studio  —  Art of the West  July/August 2007
Twenty One  — Art of the West November/December 2007
A Visual Conversation — Southwest Art   February 2010
I’m Not Trying to Stay Safe —   Art of the West  May/June 2013
Entre Réalisme et Abstraction —    Pratique des Arts  Sept/Oct 2013
Joyful Creativity —  Art of the West   January/February 2018
Symbolic Objects — American Art Collector  January 2019

Grumbacher Gold Medal — Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 1986
John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship  1991
Liquitex Award — Oil Painter's of America 1996
People’s Choice Award –Western Rendezvous of Art 2010