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Jun 4, 2015

Mario Robinson talks about how remarkable teachers guided him towards his art. After two years in the U.S. Army he attended Pratt, the combined experiences shaped his drive and lead him to a quest for excellence in watercolor and pastel portraiture. Mario describes why he gifted a portrait to Spike Lee and what he thinks of the experience now.

Mario's paintings contain few references to modern life which gives them a timeless and universal quality. The subjects he chooses refer to a bygone era where solitude and reflection were abundant, also provoke frequent allusions to the watercolors of Winslow Homer.

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