Robin Samiljan (robinsamiljan)

Robin Samiljan was born in Chicago and moved to the east coast in 1988. The regional beauty of the New England landscape immediately captured her attention while she re-created nature’s gifts by way of visual art. After years of developing mastery in watercolor, Samiljan discovered encaustic painting in 2009 during the studio residency portion of the Master of Education curriculum at Endicott College. Her work began to take on new depth in multiple art mediums. Encaustic painting combines beeswax mixed with pigment and resin, melted and applied to a surface that is then fused with heat. Sculptural qualities achieved using wax have become a welcome addition to Samiljan’s impressionistic land-inspired paintings.

As a “Copley Artist” in Boston and an active exhibitor, Samiljan has established a dedicated following. Both Children’s Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital have purchased multiple series of her works for their permanent collections. These paintings contribute to providing the peacefulness and tranquility the hospitals strive to create for their patients and visitors. Twenty-five years later, Samiljan has moved her home back to Chicago and now looks forward to new inspiration and developing a patronage in the Midwest and beyond. She is currently teaching weekly classes at the Evanston Art Center and the North Shore Art League. She maintains gallery representation at Chicago Art Source along with the Copley Society of Art in Boston, and exhibits during warmer months in seasonal art festivals.

Collection: Art and Buddhism

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