Jim Robinson’s art biography

Art biography

I am a self taught Oxfordshire artist who has been painting and drawing from an early age. I work in a studio at home in a village just outside Oxford and work to commission  in mixed media, acrylic and oils. I exhibit locally during Artweeks and have been part of group exhibitions locally as well as further afield such as Broadway Arts Festival in Gloucestershire, the Strand Gallery in London and the Royal West Academy (RWA) in Bristol. I am a member of Oxfordshire Artweeks, West Ox Arts and the UK Coloured Pencil Society. Most recently I have been involved with community arts projects and workshops with South Oxford Community Association (SOCA).

Work in progress out in the allotments.

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. My inspiration comes from a diverse range of artists such as Kurt Jackson, David Hockney, Stanley Spencer, Ivon Hitchens and Howard Hodgkin. Increasingly I am drawn to figures in a setting whether urban or in the landscape. 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 and is even passed on down the generations.

My work is currently on show at West Ox Arts in Bampton, The Curious Room in High Wycombe and Posies and Presents in Chalgrove.


I am running a watercolour pencil workshop on Tuesday 12th September 2-4pm at SOCA, Lake Street, Oxford. Limited spaces. £10 for members and £15 for non-members. Book at enquiries@southoxford.org.

I am taking part in the Big Draw at SOCA on Saturday 28th October 2017. See: http://www.thebigdraw.org/organise-an-event


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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