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.

 

Sara McCain

SaraSara received her Bachelors of Arts in Art Education with All-Level Teaching Certification in Art Education through Texas Woman’s University.

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, Tween, and Adult 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.

 

 

 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 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.