Robin Rier moved to Eastport, Maine in 1979 where she completed a two-year wooden boatbuilding and design course. Her eye for detail developed along with an appreciation for the majestic beauty of eastern Maine. She married, had a family and owned and operated a bed and breakfast in Machias. Robin returned to university and graduated in 2002 from the University of Maine at Machias earning a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with a concentration on Visual Arts. It was here that she rekindled her love of drawing, painting, sculpting and art history.
Robin has studied plein air painting with artists Robert Beck of New York, Barry Coombs of Canada, Philip Frey and Sharon Yates of Maine.
Her work has shown at galleries, juried outdoor settings, and scheduled open studio hours. An exhibitor with the Woodwind Gallery in Machias, Robin has also shown with the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast, Schooner Art Gallery in Milbridge, Mulholland Market Gallery in Lubec, John Edwards Wine Cellar Art Gallery in Ellsworth and The Whitney Galleries in Wells. Robin often participates in local and statewide art events for the benefit of non-profit organizations.
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