Robin Wesner

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Robin Wesner (born 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)[no citations needed here] is an abstract painter.

A self-taught artist, Wesner paints using a palette knife - a technique she learned from her father, artist and architect William Netherwood, who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Her works are based on the lines and curvature of flowers.[1] She has completed over 80 large works in acrylic on canvas.[2] Wesner is an artist member of the Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College.[3] After earning a degree at the University of Tampa, she began painting at age 23 while working as a teacher in Ocean City, New Jersey.[4][5] Currently, she lives in Linwood, New Jersey with her husband, architect Ralph H. Wesner, in a home designed by her father.[1] She has two children, Rick and Stuart.[5]


Wesner credits Georgia O'Keeffe as inspiration for her simple aesthetic. Her paintings are typically on large canvases, which her husband Ralph helps her to construct.[5] As to her method, Wesner says, "A single flower or a composition of several flowers marks my starting point for a painting. I use the lines, the natural curvature of the petals to form the basis of a first sketch. Within the framework of a simple formula, I strive to create a balanced and beautiful painting composed only with line and color."[1]


In October 2010, Wesner was one of 42 artists chosen to have her work exhibited at Gloucester County College as part of their YEA! Yo Emerging Artists Program.[6] In April 2011, her work was showcased at the Atlantic Cape Community College Art Gallery in a solo exhibition titled "Wild Flowers".[2][3] She has also had other solo exhibitions in Montreal (2006), Southampton, NY (2006), Washington, D.C. (2007) and Atlantic City, New Jersey,[4] along with inclusion in gallery exhibits in New York City, the Faber Birren Color Show in Stamford, Connecticut, and galleries throughout the New Jersey region from Atlantic City to Collingswood.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sedley, Jeremy (2009). New Art International XIV 2009-2010. Arts & Architecture Pr. p. 96. ISBN 0-9773540-8-3. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Drake, Lucia C. "This Week in the Arts: Atlantic Cape displays abstract works by Robin Wesner", The Press of Atlantic City, April 7, 2011. Accessed August 30, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "People in the News: Wesner's art featured at ACCC". The Current of NLS: p. 22. April 7, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Resumé, Accessed August 10, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Stefanie Godfrey (February 23, 2006). "Linwood artist Robin Wesner inspired by her Dad, simplicity". The Sentinel of Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield.