Elizabeth Robbins (formerly painted under the name of Pruitt) was raised in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. As a child, her Grandmother's would help her identify various wild flowers at their cabin above Oakley, Utah. This is where her love of flowers began. "I still have the book where I pressed and categorized wild flowers that my paternal grandmother helped me with," she says.
She began painting in her early 20's but soon children became her priority and her love of painting was an occasional hobby. As her children grew, so did her desire to expand on her art. She now enjoys the freedom to pursue her art full-time. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and in the Ella Dunnegan Museum in Bolivar, MO.
Publications & Industry Associations:
Elizabeth Robbins is a Signature Member of "Oil Painters of America," Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, and Master Signature member of the American Women Artists.
Achievements & Awards:
2010 Awarded Signature Status with the Oil Painters of America
2010 Featured artist in Sept/Oct "Art of the West" titled "Renewing her Spirit"
2010 Winner of "Best in Show" at NOAPS "Best in America" exhibit
2010 Master Signature Member of the American Women Artist
2009 Won "Best Still Life" at the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Exhibit
2009 Won Award of Recognition at the American Women Artist Exhibit
2009 Selected as "Artist to Watch" in Jan issue of Southwest Art
2008 Awarded "Runner-Up" at the American Women Artist exhibit
2008 Accepted into the Central Division of the Oil Painters of America Exhibit at Devin Galleries.
2008 Awarded the "Platinum Palette Award" at the "Best of America 2008" exhibit held at the Dunnegan Museum of Art
2008 Awarded Signature Status with the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society
2008 Selected in the Jury's Top 50 at the 2008 Salon International
2008 Featured article in American Art Collector Magazine, May 2008
2008 Winner of the Tuffy Berg Award at the CM Russell Auction
2008 Accepted into the 17th Annual Oil Painters of America Exhibit
2008 Accepted into the Salon International Exhibit (2 Pieces)
2007 "Best Still Life" at the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' society annual exhibit.
2007 Accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society "Best of America" Exhibit
2007 Accepted into the OPA Central Divison Annual Exhibit at Southwind Gallery, Topeka, KS
2007 One Woman Show May 2007 Highlands Art Gallery
2007 Finalist for month of Feb in Raymar Art contest for "First years Crop"
2007- Accepted into the 16th annual Oil Painter's of America National Exhibit. Listed in Who's Who in Oil Painters of America.
Accepted into the 2007 Salon International at the Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2007 Finalist for January in Raymar Art contest for "The Black Cowboy"
2006 "Best Still Life" at the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society annual exhibit.
Featured artist in "American Artist" for December 2006.
Feb 2006 Finalist (2 paintings)Raymar Plein Air (judged by Gregg Kreutz) "Bernardo" & "Turkish Pitcher with Yellow Roses"
2005 Aug/Sept Two Artist Show Your Décor, Kansas City
2004 July/Aug Still-Life Show Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.