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Robbinsdale, MN 55422
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Artists of Robbin Gallery

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Entries in Oil (4)


Brandshaug, Mary

Oil Painting

I have retired after 26 years of teaching first grade for Wayzata Schools.  I have a total of 41 years in the teaching field in various states... PA, NM, AZ, SD and MN.  My first passion was painting and now with retirement I want to go back to my passion of oil painting with a palette knife.  I have started to paint again!


Feyen, Gary

Calligraphy in ink and watercolor

I have been doing calligraphy for about 15 years. I am past president of the local guild, Colleagues of Calligraphy. I have some work displayed on walls in my church, Faith Lilac Way.  I have also done some painting in watercolor and oils.


Mornson, Rena

I was born into an artistic family in Southern California.  In my earliest beginnings I fell in love with the ocean and sea life.  This is what I love to paint. My clients, however, like pencil portraits. 10% of profit goes to the Preservation of our Oceans. 

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Newman, Bob


Seeing and photographing interesting and beautiful things in nature and everyday surroundings often suggests a story and a painting title which brings inspiration to start another painting. The sources of many of my paintings come from scenes near our cabin on Fish Trap Lake, Cushing, MN. I hope that you enjoy my depiction of nature’s creations as much as I enjoy painting them.

Bob was born with severe Hemophilia Type A and has experienced numerous life threatening and crippling challenges. In 2005 he was honored by the MN/Dakota Hemophilia Chapter with the  Lifetime Achievement award. Bob painted his first oil painting at fourteen when his Aunt sent him some brushes and oil paint while confined to bed with a lingering illness. Before graduating from high school, he was well known by his classmates for his colored pencil drawings. Deciding to attend art school, he started his own sign and showcard painting business for tuition and art supplies, often trading showcards for food at a hamburger shop near the art school.
Bob attended Minneapolis School of Art (now Minneapolis Collage of Art and Design) and Gene Hundredmark Graphic Arts School before entering the commercial art field in 1951. After a few months of working for advertising agencies, he started doing technical illustration for a farm machinery manufacturer. In 1961, he and a copywriter founded Manual-matic Company and operated it as owner and President for 43 years. Most of his work was black and white exploded view line drawings. During those years, he occasionally painted watercolor landscapes. In 2004, Bob finally shut down his illustration business and followed the urge to oil paint landscapes, still life, portraits (adults, children and pets) and florals.

Price for framed oil paintings are based on size and complexity but most are in the $195.00 to $900.00 range. I prefer working with the subject on portrait commissions or if photos are the only thing available they should be several views from different angles (no flash). All commissions require 50% down before starting.

Associate member of Oil Painters of America
Active member of Great River Arts Assn., Little Falls, MN
Sustaining member and Treasurer of Hennepin Artists of Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN
Member of the Northwestern Suburbs Art Crawl, Maple Grove, MN

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