Arlene Robbins

About The Artist

As a passionate artist, Ms. Robbins watercolor paintings celebrate the beauty she finds in the world. Residing in
New York City, she works in the tradition of the great British watercolorists and has studied at
the National Academy School of Design and Art Students League of New York.

Her incredible sky configurations are achieved by a process of layering wet on wet washes of pigment. Working from light to dark, she builds depth and dimension in each composition. Her careful use of complimentary colors create a vibrant, luminous glow.

Her ability to capture the beauty of the world in her paintings is unparalleled. Her watercolors and graphite drawings are included in private and public collections. Her artistic vision includes landscape, architecture, and animals, as well as occasional portrait. She welcomes commissions and teaches private and group lessons.

Among her many awards, she has received the prestigious Red Dot Award for the Art Students of New York, the Cynthia Shipp Goodgal Memorial Award and was selected as “Woman of Vision in the Arts” by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Competitions and Exhibits

  • The American Artists Professional League
  • The New York International Arbitration Center
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY
  • Salmagundi Club, NY
  • Art First, Princeton, NJ
  • Art Students League, NY
  • Gracie Square Art Association, NY
  • National Academy of Design, Cork Gallery, NY
  • Manhattan Small Works, NY
  • Hudson Valley Art Assoc., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
  • Audubon Arts Club, NY
  • Animal Attraction Exhibition, Salmagundi Art Club, NY
  • National Association of Women Artists, Inc., Small Works

Awards and Commendations

  • The Helen Burger Memorial Award for Aquamedia, 2021
  • Blick Award for Water Media, American Artists Professional League, 2016
  • Katharine A. Lovell Memorial Award, 2015
  • Salmagundi Painting Award, Catherine Wolfe Art Club
  • Cynthia Shipp Goodgal Memorial Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY
  • Art First multiple year award winner, Princeton, NJ
  • Red Dot Award winner, Art Students League, NY
  • Salmagundi Club award winner, NY
  • Gaelen Art Gallery award winner, Whippany, NJ
  • Iona College award winner, NY
  • Manhattan Small Works award winner, NY
  • National Academy of Design, award winner, NY
  • Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, award winner, NY
  • Emerging Artist 1986
  • Featured artist on Richard Roffman Presents, Manhattan Cable, NY
  • Best in Show, County College of Morris, NJ
  • Featured Review in art publication, “Talk of the Town”
  • Reviewed in “The Arts” of the NJ Daily Record

Solo Shows and Memberships

Solo Shows

  • Guest lecturer and Exhibitor, Moultonborough, NH
  • Home and Hamlet Design Showcase, NJ
  • Bloomingdale’s Short Hills, NJ
  • Jewish Community Center, Wilmington, DE


  • Salmagundi Art Club
  • Catharine Llorilard Wolfe Art Club
  • Art Students League of NY
  • National Association of Women Artists