How did you get started and then develop your career?
Nadine Robbins: After growing frustrated with the graphic design business, I returned to my first love, painting portraits. Over two years, I decided to establish myself by creating a solo show of eight 6’x4′ paintings of couples I knew. The main goal was to explore and see if I still loved portraiture afterward. I did. To begin to market my art, I entered the Royal Portrait Society’s annual non-member exhibit and got in. The same happened the following year. I was smitten. Since then, I’ve received invaluable advice from professionals, gallery directors, mentors, and friends. I recently started painting more commissions while I begin work on a new large-scale project.
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