“Artistic Expressions: the Photography and Digital Paintings of Robbin Loomas"

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  • Ongoing: until Friday, October 2, 2009
  • Sunday: 9:15am
  • Monday: 10:00am
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Where: Unity Art Gallery, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

Lawrence artist Robbin Loomas will be showing a body of work that includes traditional photography along with her photo-impressionist paintings. Her paintings feature a unique blending of photography, painting and digital media. Digital painting is an emerging art form where traditional painting techniques and styles are applied using a computer and digital tablet or stylus. Her technique is not simply applying filters to an image, but painting each stroke by hand.

“I consider the camera my sketchbook. When I look through the lens I see the beginning of a work of art. It is the bones on which to build. Each image calls for it’s own special treatment. There is no one workflow I follow. Some images remain simply enhanced photographs with little more done to them than I would do in the darkroom. Other images are transformed into something entirely new. I believe our role as artists is not to simply capture what we see, but to translate and interpret what we feel.”

Robbin Loomas, a working photographer for over 25 years, received her BFA in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute. Working as a freelance photographer in Kansas City, then as head of photography for University Relations at KU, she now has her own photo studio, Sterling Image, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Robbin Loomas Sterling Image Photography 785-842-3686

This event was posted Aug. 25, 2009 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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