Award winning artist, Robin Frisella of Manchester, NH was selected to receive the designation of Master Pastelist from the Pastel Society of America after winning the Lila Gold Memorial Award for her pastel painting, “White Pumpkin”. This award was presented at the reception for the 42nd Annual Exhibition, Enduring Brilliance in New York City, NY on September 25, 2016. Robin Frisella is an international artist who is known for her realistic still life paintings in pastel.
Robin’s “White Pumpkin” painting was chosen through the PSA’s annual member’s exhibition which draws over 1,400 entries from across the globe. Her piece was 1 of 180 paintings on display at the National Arts Club in NYC. In addition, her piece was selected as 1 of 20 paintings traveling to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH for exhibit in their Museum December 2016 – February 2017.
Robin Frisella lives in Manchester, NH and creates her stunning still lifes at her Hampton Falls Gallery and studio, Frisella Fine Art. The paintings Robin creates have a photo-realistic quality but they are hardly images captured in a flash. She painstakingly arranges the objects she has chosen to paint – often pieces of nostalgia that are striking in their antiquity and grace. She blends pure pigment on sanded paper to artfully achieve the tones, lights and shadows of these objects she has so deliberately assembled. The results are still lifes in sheer splendor, memories and moods come to life through layer upon layer of pastel patiently stroked in natural light.
In 2000, after taking a local pastel class, Robin found her calling. Art would be more than a pastime; it would be her life’s work. She left her job of 18 years and began teaching art herself. The first piece she entered in a juried competition won Best of Show. As her successes and followers grew, she decided to start her own gallery. Frisella Fine Art Studio opened in Candia, NH in 2006.
Ten years and hundreds of paintings later, Robin moved her studio to the NH Seacoast. Frisella Fine Art in Hampton Falls is a gorgeous gallery featuring not only Robin’s sought-after work, but also pieces from fellow artists and friends.
Robin Frisella’s work has garnered numerous national and regional awards. She is a juried member of the Copley Society of Boston, signature member of the Pastel Society of NH and a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America. Robin’s work has been published in the Best of America Pastel Artists Vol. II, The American Artist Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, Artscope Magazine, Monadnock Table, The American Art Collector, The Artist Magazine and the Pastel Journal.