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MAKING ART SAY MORE

Carolyn Robles has painted portraits of people for years, but a goal to strengthen the narrative has led her to design paintings with greater meaning. “They’re about the individual,” she says, “but they’re also about the human experience.” Robles carries her storytelling further in other more allegorical works she makes that are statements not about the individual, but about all of us.

A GALLERY DECISION AND A SOLO SHOT

After years of teaching art to adults and painting conventional portrait commissions, Robles realized that she missed creating art that felt more personal and intuitive. She craved the joy of playing, the challenge and fulfillment of exploring deeper themes and ideas, and the creative freedom that

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