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F I N E  A R T S

Danny Robinette

(1954 — 2005)

Unknown: Still Life | 1985

Acrylic on Canvas | 33" x 27"

Danny Robinette (born Danny Robinette, January 17, 1954) was an American artist known for his landscape paintings with a quiet intensity of light and color. 

Born in Iredell County in North Carolina's western Piedmont, Robinette was primarily a self-taught artist known for his North Carolina landscapes.

The flat surfaces skillfully painted invite the viewer into the artist's world, one with evidence of human experience but lacking a depiction of any sentient beings.

Robinette's work has been exhibited extensively, including shows at the Hickory Museum of Art; the National Arts Club in New York, NY; Elon College, Elon, NC; and the Greenhill Center for the North Carolina Artist, Greensboro, NC.

Artist Statement:


"My representational paintings are created in an environment of isolation. While others are shown or led by an academic mainstream, I have taught myself with little or no guidance from others.

Being a self-taught artist is filled with a not knowing. This sort of personal doubt has been, at times, an overwhelming drawback to my career, and an obstacle in the way I feel my art must go. But, the years of hard work in this void has had its rewards. In doing so, I've developed an inner strength and my own personal vision.

For me, the greatest satisfaction, and the ability to endure this struggle, has been one in which the painting and the viewer share a familiar communication achieved through the balancing of colors, tones and the surface quality of the image.

Significant art is built upon the past and what I produce has been influenced by the second-generation Hudson River School, the Barbizon School, Dutch and Pop Vanitas still-life, and the works of Rene Magritte."

Artist CV




"Gardens and Vistas," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC



"Recent Work," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC



"Still Life Painters," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC



"Selected American Landscape Painters," Elon College



Greenhill Center for North Carolina Artist, Greensboro, North Carolina


"A Landscape Renaissance. Honoring Our World The Landscape Sublime," Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina


"Mid-Atlantic Landscape Painters," Cudahy's, Richmond, Virginia



"Art for Young Collectors," Marita Gilliam Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina



"Recent Work," Cudahy's, Richmond, Virginia



"Landscapes," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill



"North Carolina Comes to New York," National Arts Club, New York, New York



"Recent Work," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina



Four NC Artist-Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina



"Recent Work," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina



"Partners in Patronage" - Selections from Corporate Art Collections; Guest Curator: Dr. Charles Millard of the Ackland Art Museum of the University of North Carolina, Durham Arts Guild, Durham, North Carolina



"The Winter North Carolina Artist Invitational Show," Greenhill Center for North Carolina Artist, Greensboro, North Carolina

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