Jim Robinson’s art biography

Art biography

I am a self taught Oxfordshire artist and photographer who has been painting and drawing from an early age and taking photographs for over three decades. I work in a studio at home in a village just outside Oxford and work to commission  in mixed media, acrylic and oils. I am a member of West Ox Arts and Oxford Art Society. Most recently I have been involved with community arts projects such as The Big Draw in October at South Oxford Community Association (SOCA). I have undertaken photographic commissions and exhibited locally as well as in Bristol at the RWA, at Little Buckland Gallery as part of Broadway Art Festival and The Strand Gallery in London with Greenfingers Charity. I take monthly art classes at SOCA and summer workshops at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.

Drawing forms that basis of my work. Life drawing and sketching outdoors often in my local village allotments is the best way of developing my practice in terms of composition and style. I believe art should be functional and exist in a lived environment so that it brings something special to daily life on a regular basis.

High Street New Year Dawn acrylic on canvas 2018

Workshops and exhibitions

Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition Saturday 29th September-Sunday 4th November The Cloister Gallery St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Watlington Art Show 12-14 October Love Ln, Watlington OX49 5RB Preview Friday 12th October 8-10pm. I will be showing Summer Visitors.

Summer Visitors mixed media on paper 2018

Drawing from Photographs workshop at SOCA Lake Street Oxford Tuesday 13th November 2-4pm. For further details see: https://www.oxonarts.info/whats-on/16921

The Chats mixed media on paper. Private commission.

Artweeks Christmas exhibition Chalgrove Sat 17-Sun 18 November 11-5.


The Big Draw at SOCA, Lake Street OX1 4RP on Saturday 27th October 2018


Private commission mixed media on paper

My work is in private collections worldwide. I use two well established framers and a packaging service that is used by professional artists delivering work safely door to door.

To commission a piece of artwork see the A Commission page for further details and get in touch at: robinson.916@btinternet.com

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