I’m doing a show

Nicholas B Robinsonfigure, figure painting, nude, oil painting, painting

I’ll post more about the ideas and the work in this show, but for now the details are below and you’re invited. Människans Form An exhibition of drawings and paintings of the figure by Nicholas Benedict Robinson Signal Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow Monday 4th February – Sunday 17th February 2019 Opening night: 6-8pm, Friday 8th February 2019    

Happy new year 2018! (Upcoming workshop info)

Nicholas B RobinsonBargue drawing, Block-T Dublin 8, Block-T Smithfield, drawing, figure, figure painting, nude, oil painting, painting, workshop, Workshops

We have some workshops starting soon at Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry. First off, I’ll be starting teaching teaching the Cour de Dessin, commonly known as Bargue drawing. Bargue drawing is now a staple in the current atelier movement and with good reason. I found it invaluable in learning good design, training the eye and also drawing technique. My last Bargue drawing got … Read More

My attempt at a double portrait

Nicholas B RobinsonHennessy Portrait Prize, Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017, Irish art, National Gallery of Ireland, oil painting, painting, portrait, Uncategorized

This is a portrait of my parents, Maeve and Keith. The location is the kitchen of their home in county Wicklow where I grew up. I wanted to do a double portrait as a challenge, so I asked my parents to pose. I looked at lots of double portraits such as van Eyck‘s famous Arnolfini portrait, Fantin-Latour‘s Mr and Mrs Edwin Edwards and David‘s Mongez portrait. But most importantly … Read More

Painting the figure in BLOCK T this September

Nicholas B RobinsonBlock-T Smithfield, figure, figure painting, Florence Academy of Art Sweden, nude, oil painting, painting, painting course, workshop, Workshops

Join us at BLOCK T for 2 days of painting the figure this September. Bookings can be made at eventbrite here. The suggested materials list based on what is available at Evans Art Supplies, D7 is: • white spirit (Douglas, or Bartoline Low Odour) • turpentine (Douglas) • willow charcoal • wooden palette • palette knife • canvas (minimum size approx 30 x 40cm or … Read More

Oil painting the figure at Block-T this June!

NicholasBlock-T Smithfield, figure, painting, workshop


I’m looking forward to a week of oil painting at Block-T, Smithfield later this month. So come and join us on the 23rd for 5 days of painting the female figure. Full details, including booking and contact info are all on the Visual Artists Ireland website – or contact us here alternatively. Places have been kept to minimum for optimizing the experience. See you there!