Meet the Owner

Dallas artist, ANITA KIM ROBBINS, is the owner of Studio Art House. She is known for her highly textural renditions of nature that combine sculpture and painting. Her work is generous in color, paint and texture. Dynamic lighting and the illusion of 3-D are distinctive qualities that define her work. To see examples of Anita’s work visit www.artography.org

Anita received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University. She is a member of the Cross Timbers Guild, Grapevine Art Project, and Visual Arts Society of Texas. In addition to her passion for creating art, she also enjoys teaching art. She teaches workshops, group classes, and private lessons. Her students placed highest honors at the Texas State Fair the last three years, including two Best of Show awards. Anita herself has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions including:

  • Acceptance into the 2002 Spring Salon, 241 works accepted out of 942, ‘Evolution’
  • First Place in the Intermountain Autumn Show , ‘Leaf with droplets’
  • Excellent for the Utah County Fall Show ‘Peonies -n- Pears’
  • Acceptance into the Religious and Spirituality Exhibit at the Springville Museum of Art, ‘Adversity Forms Magnificence’
  • Chosen one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s Best Artists and featured in the 2009 and the 2010 CityArtCal Calendar

Anita studied painting in Canada under the instruction of Watercolour Masters Willie Wong and Marilyn Kinsella. In the United States she received instruction from Tony Couch, Robert T. Barrett, Robert Marshall, Don Seegmiller, Hagen Haltern, and Joseph Ostraff. Anita has received multiple awards for her work both locally and nationally. She has done corporate commission work for Flowserve and Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine. Her work has been featured on book covers for Covenant Communications Publishing for both novelists Michelle Ashman Bell and Marilynne Todd Linford.

 

 Barbara Hack

Barbara Hack

 

Barbara Hack received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting with an intensive study in Europe and additional training in New York. Her love for figurative work has led to a career in portraiture, fashion illustration and as a courtroom artist. Her work shares a variety of mediums including graphite, pastels, prismacolor, and oils. Barbara served as an artist in residence for St. Mary’s School in Oklahoma. She and her husband, Greg, are proud parents of two daughters, Madison and Whitney.

Barbara teaches Studio, Tween, Teen and Adult Studio Artists classes. Ms. Hack’s love of Art and her desire to create quality art for herself is a wonderful influence on her students.

 

 

20151111_093724Britt Riggin

 

Britt received her Bachelors of Science in Human Development from Brigham Young University. Her emphasis was in Child Development. She loves working with and teaching kids!

Britt’s love for art started as a child watching her mom paint, helping her dad with his professional photography and visiting art museums  from a young age. Britt began developing her art first as a photographer, and then began manipulating her photography in photoshop. Now Britt’s art includes sculpting, drawing, and painting, with her focus being acrylic paint.

As a teacher of teen art classes, Britt’s greatest strength lies in encouragement. While learning artistic skills is a great result of her art classes, Britt really tries to build her student’s confidence in themselves and invites them to find the good in their own work rather than comparing themselves to other students.

 

Mary Kearney Hull

Mary Kearney Hull

Mary is a professional artist and graphic designer in the DFW area. She studied art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and recently completed her degree in art at the University of Central Arkansas. Her artwork is about awareness of the lives we live and those we touch everyday.

Mary is also an advocate for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Over the years she has formed a non-profit foundation, an art gallery for special needs artists and developed a traveling awareness art show. She is also a past case manager and personal trainer serving individuals with special needs.

Mary believes that art is for everyone and is a priceless form of communication and heeling to those that have a hard time understanding or communicating what they feel.

 

Sara McCain

SaraSara received her Bachelors of Arts in Art Education with All-Level Teaching Certification in Art Education through Texas Woman’s University. She completed her degree after completing her student teaching at the Elementary and High School level.

Through the TWU Art education program and through working at Studio Art House she has gained diverse experience in working with different age groups and demographics of students. Sara has been apart of art classrooms at different levels throughout her education and has seen the benefits that art can bring to a person’s life. Sara teaches Preparatory Art, Young Artist, Studio Artist, and Tween classes.

Sara encourages students to be independent and to build upon their individual art skills. She works with her students to think creatively and explore new ideas . She has had experience with different mediums such as, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and photography.

 

Kim Fazzone

Kim is a senior at Texas Woman’s University studying Art Education with an Early Childhood through Twelfth Grade Certification. She recently had the amazing opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy. During her trip she traveled to 11 other countries. This opportunity expanded her cultural and artist knowledge. She has a passion for painting, but enjoys working in all mediums. Kim went to state VASE in 2012 and also won first place in Ceramics in the 2011-12 LISD district art show. She had two artworks accepted into the Florence University of the Arts Student Show in 2015. Kim loves sharing her passion for art with others.