One glance at Robin Champagne’s art and you realize that anything she comes in contact with can be an inspiration for a painting. Her subjects vary from portraits to landscapes, formal to whimsical, and traditional tones to bold splashes of color. Although oil is her favorite medium, she also employs acrylic, graphite, colored pencil, and mixed media to create her artwork. Each day when I sit down to paint my purpose is to create a painting that captures a moment in time. I am drawn primarily to animals, nature, and my Cherokee Indian heritage. I concentrate on the colors and nuances of light to captivate and pull the viewer into my world. During my journey as an artist, I have been diligent in learning multiple techniques, and have spent countless hours experimenting and learning the craft of my trade. The old masters inspire me and my favorite techniques employ using oil paint with multiple layers and glazing to give the realistic results that are my trademark. I want my viewers to not only pause but to see the beauty in what is real and to leave with the positive feeling of hope in not only nature but in humanity. Robin has won many awards and honors and is an Associate member of the Oil Painters Of America. She is also a member of the Community Artist League of Athens, TN, and the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association of Blue Ridge, GA. Her artwork is featured in many prominent Galleries in the Southeast as well as in private collections such as the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. Robin continues to improve her craft through professional workshops and private instruction from other fine artists.