Founder / Lead Instructor
Robin Williamson is an award-winning artist living and working in Texas. She is a Board Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society (NOAPS), and a Texas State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America (PSOA). She is best known for her refined, delicate, and realistic style of painting in oils.
After a successful career in Information Technology, Robin "retired" to raise her three children. While doing so, she re-ignited a life-long love affair with art and took her first formal oil-painting classes. She was hooked. Since then, she has fervently pursued both education and easel time to continue to hone her skills. She is passionate about art education and has studied with some of today’s leading figurative artists such as Max Ginsberg, Anthony Ryder, Robert Liberace, Joshua LaRock, Jordan Sokol, and Oliver Sin. She is a graduate of Johnnie Liliedahl's School of Classical Oil Painting, and has studied at Studio Incamminati, Scottsdale Artist's School, The Ryder Studio, Studio Escalier, and The Coppini Academy to name a few. She also holds Bachelor and Master degrees from Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University.
Robin's desire is to glorify her Creator by reproducing the beauty of life around her. Painting people is her first love. She is intrigued by people of all walks of life, who do everything from the mundane to the extraordinary. She particularly enjoys painting dancers because it combines her love of painting the figure with her love of dance. She is equally adept at still-life painting, and finds it an exciting challenge to capture the realistic look of inanimate objects. Robin’s artistic influences are some of the great master figurative painters such as William A. Bouguereau, Rembrandt van Rijn, Ilya Repin, and of course Leonardo Da Vinci, an engineer, artist, and musician.
For several years, Robin has run a biweekly life-painting group that she considers pivotal to her development as an artist. She also enjoys sharing her craft with others by teaching oil and portrait painting classes. She is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, and a Signature Member and Board Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society. She is also a Texas State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. She is a member of the Cecilia Beaux Forum, the Art League of Fort Bend, and is a BoldBrush sponsored artist. She has won numerous national and international awards and her work has been featured in International Artist, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector Magazines. View more of her art and a list of her many awards on her website: www.robinwilliamsonfineart.com
While not an artist himself, Steve has been enveloped in the art industry for many years in support of Robin's artistic endeavors. He is excited to be a part of the continuing education that The DaVinci Studios provides. Steve handles all the logistics of The DaVinci Studios including client communications, registration, payments, web services, facilitation, and model booking.
Steve is an engineer, author, musician, and motivational speaker. Steve worked for over 30 years as a global leader at one of the largest companies in the world. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science from Southern Methodist University, and Leadership certifications from Rice University. He currently serves on two advisory boards at Texas A&M University. He is often requested as a speaker on topics such as Leadership, Personal Development, and Tips for Success.
Steve gives back to the community by serving as Chairman of the Board at West Houston Assistance Ministry which provides food, clothing, job readiness, and financial assistance to people in need. Each year they provide help to over 150,000 individuals in the Houston area.
As the The DaVinci Studios director, Steve is committed to creating a great working environment for our clients. His goal is to provide a safe, fun, fulfilling, and pleasant experience. If you have any questions about The DaVinci Studios, please contact Steve at the following email: Director@thedavincistudios.com