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Artist Biography

Robyn Palescandolo is a contemporary studio artist from Boston. Her graphite drawings, charcoal renderings, and oil paintings follow a classical process to combine precise, realist details with painterly brushwork  — depicting very current, existent subjects in an other-worldly, timeless way. She has lived in several countries, travels often, and is currently based in Southern California.


Robyn studied Art History at Boston University, and Oil Painting under Marilou van Lierop in Flanders. She has taught a number of individual and group classical painting workshops in her private studio at La Locanda del Tempo (2016-2021) and at KAUST (2019-2021). She also volunteers in community outreach programs, such as a mural project with the KAUST School (2019) and an online “Draw me a Mango” workshop using homemade watercolors with Students for Sustainability (2020). Exhibitions include The Boston Arts Festival (2010), Manhattan Arts International’s “HerStory” (2021), and semi-finalist selection for the prestigious 15th International ARC Salon (2021). She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, the American Society of Botanical Artists, and recently juried into the International Guild of Realism. Her work is held at the Center for Desert Agriculture at KAUST and by private collectors in several countries. 


Robyn is presently focused on expanding her oeuvre of portraits, figurative works, and botanicals. She aims to create a body of emotive works on canvas and paper that harmonize humans with the natural world, literally drawing connections to show the two as one and the same.