Patrice Robinson(b. Queens, NY) is best known for her intense, realistic portrait paintings created by using oil on wood panels. When painting a portrait, she likes to work in loose layers, building up the painting slowly, until she’s ready to define and highlight key areas. She is influenced by artists like René Magritte, Steven Assael and Nick Alm. She also continues to gain inspiration from her personal experiences. The themes that interest Patrice are duality and the idea that what can be revealed in the light can also be revealed in the dark. Her paintings focus on the complex psyche of a person. The anonymity and distance that surround some people strongly interests Patrice. She provides a psychological, spiritual and biographical narrative throughout all of her work. Patrice’s work has been featured in both the Matador Review and Poets and Artists Magazine.