Miniature paintings created by Robinson are displayed inside mint tins. He started making oil paintings in November of last year.
When he saw someone else doing it, he thought it was fun and portable. He also added, “I’ve made a lot of detailed photorealism paintings in the past, and thought it would be fun to do realism all the time without having to commit to spending weeks and weeks on one painting.” There are some of his most beautiful works in the gallery.
The artist also explained, “The mint tin itself is not the “canvas”, but it is the holder for the piece of wood I paint on. It’s the same idea as a pochade box that is sold in art supply stores and is used for Plein air painting, but just a lot smaller.”
It takes him anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to create a single miniature painting.
Describing his working process, the artist said, “My creative process fluctuates with my feelings, both of which are always evolving. I enjoy traveling to new places and gaining new perspectives, I’m inspired by lighting and the weather, and occasionally I really like taking myself out of my comfort zone – for example, trying out different limited palettes, painting something new, etc.”
The FAQ page is where you can learn more about the artist and his works.