Meet the Owner

Anita 2016Dallas 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.anitarobbins.com

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 Watercolor 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.

 

SaraSara McCain

Sara 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. To see examples of Sara’s artwork visit www.saramccainartwork.wordpress.com

 

 

 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 middle school and high school aged 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 through manipulating her photography in photoshop. Now Britt’s art includes sculpture, 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.

 

jamesJames Zamora

James is a contemporary realist painter investigating ongoing trends and popular products and their effects on the consumer.  Born in Graham, TX, James earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from The University of North Texas in 2010, and his Masters of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Woman’s University in 2015.

James has been exhibited nationally, and is currently in many personal and public collections. He has appeared in several publications including New American Paintings West #114 or his Grocery Aisle series, and New American Paintings #126 for his “#interiors from @instagram” series. To see examples of James’ work visit www.jameszamora.com

 

Charli Winston

charliCharli has an associates degree in Art from El Centro College with an emphasis in interior design and architecture. She is currently attending University of North Texas for Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Design, where she will graduate in December 2017 and begin UNT’s Teaching Certification program January 2018.

Charli is a native of Texas, having grown up here in Lewisville. She began to enjoy teaching as a preschool instructor. It was through this job she decided to go back to school to get her bachelor’s degree and teaching certification. She loves to draw and paint and enjoys spreading that love to others through teaching art.

 

head shotBrandi Sanders

Brandi earned her Bachelor of Arts from Texas Woman’s University, where she studied a plethora of art media, including acrylics, pastels, watercolor, photography, typography, sculpture, and graphic and logo design. Brandi has won several university-wide logo design and image competitions, where her work was commissioned and used for Denton and Dallas-based companies. She has worked as a graphic designer for various Dallas-based ad agencies and also as a freelance artist.

Brandi took a break in her career to focus on family, but rediscovered her passion for art when she began to teach it to others. One of Brandi’s greatest strengths as an instructor is how she perceives each student as having unique creativity that needs to be cultivated to reach full potential. Brandi’s engaging warmth and desire to share her artistic passion tends to get student’s creative juices flowing!