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. Self-reflection is very important to Patrice whose philosophy is always to find a way to relay some emotion or idea honestly. Her paintings focus on the complex psyche of a person and their many personalities. The anonymity and distance that surround some people strongly interests Patrice. She provides a psychological, spiritual and biographical narrative throughout all of her work. She also believes that sometimes showing can be easier than telling and being able to communicate successfully with anyone is special. Patrice’s work has been featured in both the Matador Review and Poets and Artists Magazine.