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Friday, April 13, 2018

Recent Works in Progress

These are three works in progress. The two park views are based on plein air paintings shown in earlier posts.

CV for Your Viewing Pleasure:

Portait Workshop: Beginner through Advanced

Please join us!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

"Along the Hudson River: Three New York Artists"

I am very honored to be included in this wonderful show! 
   Please is on through our closing party on April 30th!:

Monday, January 29, 2018

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 121st Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the National Arts Club

Honored to announce that my painting, "Carried Forward" was included in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 121st Annual Open Juried Exhibition  at the National Arts Club from January 9th-26, 2018. You may view the catalogue of works here: "Carried Forward" by Robin Kappy.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Opening This Saturday!

Please join us at our opening this Saturday from 1-6! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

An Honor!

I am so honored! My friend Caroline Gunston, who is completing her art degree in the UK, chose to include and write beautifully about my paintings in her “research log” of works that inspire her! Thank you once again Caroline!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Single Fare 4

I just finished taking part in Single Fare 4, a highly anticipated show of 7000 works on MetroCards to benefit the New York Academy of Art in NYC.  I had 5 works in the show and I am thrilled that all 5 were purchased by collectors and are going to new homes:

Poets and Artists Magaizine: Familia/Family Edition

I am truly honored and excited that my painting "Carried Forward" (pg 82) was selected for inclusion in this latest issue of PoetsArtists Magazine, entitled Family / La Familia. The magazine is beautifully produced by Didi Menendez, expertly curated by David Jon Kassan and Shana Levenson, with an excellent forward written by Daniel Maidman. There are a number of my most highly admired contempory painters included. My painting represents how the experiences and values of our ancestors, family and friends light our way forward, propelling us to fight for each other and what we know is right. Support PoetsArtists and download it here ($10) and/or follow the link to the preview and printed issue ($35). Find it here: Poets and Artists Magaizine Family Edition

Atlantic Gallery: Connections II

In July, I had the honor of having my paintings included in the invitational Connections II show my plein air painting at the Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea, NYC:


Each summer I paint at least once in the Catskills. This painting is from a visit to Ballentine Park, in Andes, of my favorite places!

Chelsea Classical Studio/Rick Piloco's Alla Prima Portrait Class

I continue to attend this class every chance I get. Rick Piloco is an extraordinary artist and teacher! I very highly recommend his class...and the school in Chelsea, NYC! This model was particularly inspiring for me:

Salmagundi Draw-a-Thon of June 2017

In June, I participated in the Salmagundi Club Draw-a-Thon. It is alway wonderful to visit this historic art club in NYC. It was great fun and I look forward to the next time!

Art League of Nassua County Demo of June 2017

Catching up with my posts here! In June I had the honor of giving a portrait drawing demo at The rt League of Nassau County. It was such a great group and experience! My chinldhood friend Howie posed for me. I enjoyed drawing him so much that we invited him to Chelsea Classical Studio to sit for an alla prima oil portrait session a few weeks later. Here are each of the works:

Monday, May 29, 2017

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Painted my first plein air painting of the season at Rockefeller State Park Preserve on May 20th. Can't wait for the next opportunity to paint "out there"!

Portrait-drawing Demo: Art League of Nassau County

I am honored to invite you to my next portrait-drawing demo for the Art League of Nassau County. Please join us!

"Everyone is invited to an art demonstration to be given by ROBIN KAPPY, hosted by the Art League of Nassau County on Friday, June 2nd. This is a free event, beginning at 7 PM, at the Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park, on Marcus Avenue, at the intersection of New Hyde Park Road, and near the top of Union Turnpike (minutes from either the Long Island Expressway or Northern State Parkway).

Ms. Kappy is an outstanding artist, and will be doing a portrait drawing of Howie, a longtime friend of hers." -Paul David Elsen

This is a recent portrait, created at a drawing event at the Salmagundi Club in New York City:

Friday, March 10, 2017

Atlantic Gallery: People/Places/Things (Group Show: March 7-April 15, 2017)

Please see my paintings in this wonderful group show through April 15th:

Monday, February 06, 2017

Looking forward to Plein Air Season!

This plein air painting was included in the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club 120 Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the National Arts Club in December 2016:

Friday, December 09, 2016

Portait Society of America Contest Placement

I am pleased that my painting was awarded a placement in the Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition in the still life category. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club 120th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

I am very honored that my painting (not shown here) has been chosen for inclusion in the 118th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the historic Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club. The exhibition will be on view at the prestigious National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South in New York City from November 29-December 16th.  Please visit the gallery to view the excellent selection of works of women artists of artists from the United States, Canada and Europe.

The benefit reception will be held on Friday, December 9th from 5:30-8:00 p.m., where a  $25 donation benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

East Branch Delaware River Painters Show:

I have two plein air landscape paintings in the wonderful group show at "Art Upstairs" in Phoenicia, NY through December 11, 2016:

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Opening this Friday at The Gallery at Eisenberg's

Please join Barbara A. Friedman, Marissa Bridge and myself for the opening of  our three woman show “Spaces, Places and Faces” at The Gallery at Eisenberg’s this Friday night from 6-8. The show will be up through December 30th. Eisenberg’s authentic NYC luncheonette has been a much loved landmark since the ‘40s and, as I probably have told you, they make great pea soup! (See details and poster below). Hope to see you there!
“Spaces, Places and Faces”
The Gallery at Eisenberg’s
174 Fifth Avenue at 20th Street in NYC.
Opening November 11 from 6-8 PM
Exhibition through December 30th

Monday, October 17, 2016

Childhood Cancer Society Silent Auction Benefit

My 4" x 6" oil study/donation is part of tonight's Childhood Cancer Society Silent Auction Benefit in NYC. For more information and to donate, please contact the Childhood Cancer Society.

Portraiture Workshop this Weekend

I am honored and excited to teach portraiture for Cow Neck Painters this weekend at the beautiful Cedarmere-Clayton Estates in Rosyln, NY. Please join us! Feel free to contact us (see below) if you have any questions and to register.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Catching up with my news!

I am very honored to say my work has been included in three shows since my last posting:

My still life painting was exhibited in the Salmagundi Club of New York 2016 Annual Juried Non-Members' Painting & Sculpture Exhibition in July 2016:

In July 2016, my alla prima portrait painting was included in "Connections," an invitational exhibition at the Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea, NY.

In July 2016 my plein air painting was included in the Plein Air Painting Exhibition at the Commons Gallery in Andes, NY:


Monday, April 11, 2016

Between Stops: Exhibition of my Subway Portrait Sketches

I am very pleased to announce my upcoming show at
Chelsea Classical Studio in NYC
May 19th-June 5th 2016
Reception: Thursday May 19th 6:00-9:00 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Drawn at Chelsea Classical Studio/Currently on View at The National Arts Club

My Drawing on View at the National Arts Club: December 1-18, 2015

I am very honored that my drawing was chosen for inclusion and the Leila Gardin Sawyer Award in the 119th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the historic Catherine Lorillard World Arts Club. The exhibition will be on view at the prestigious National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South in New York City from December 2-19th.  Please visit the gallery to view the excellent selection of works of women artists of artists from the United States, Canada and Europe. 

The benefit reception will be held on Friday, December 11th from 5:30-8:00 p.m., where a  $25 donation benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Face New York" Exhibition and Benefit at The Bowery Mission

Honored to be one of 17 participating portrait artists for "Face New York, " benefiting the Bowery Mission in NYC. Opening reception: October 4th at 2:30 PM.

As I sketched this hour-long portrait, producer Allie Wilkinson conducted a very moving interview about the life experiences of this very insightful man. Please visit the website for more information and to contribute: Face New York

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Gallery at Fishs Eddy Inaugural Exhibition:

Press Release from Fishs Eddy: 
"As avid art lovers, it took less than two minutes to decide who this Gallery at Fishs Eddy really belongs to...the unsung heroes of the art world, artists who have been out in the field year after year, decade after decade - perfecting their craft and following their internal drive to paint. The Gallery at Fishs Eddy is thrilled to exhibit six New York City, Plein Air Artists - each having their own interpretation of city or country. The thread they share is a kind of slowly churned mindfulness that places them in the unique genre of painters who make art with sustaining power, and old school elegance.
Artists: Enid Braun, Leslie Concannon, Robin Kappy, Yuri Ohara, Vincent Pinto, Tony Winters"

The Gallery at Fishs Eddy 
889 Broadway at 19th Street, NYC (Near Union Square)
When: October 1st - January 1st, Opening reception October 1st, 6-9pm (Free to attend)
Telephone: (212) 420-9020 

Two of my works: