Abstracts and Animal Art - Originals and Prints

Paonia, Colorado

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About RobiniArt

Sales 783
On Etsy since 2012

The Journey of RobiniArt

Thank you so much for stopping by my Etsy store! Here's a little bit of information about me, my work and my goals for the future.

I am an artist in the tiny town of Paonia, a charming little village in the lush North Fork Valley on the Western Slope of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. My artwork focuses on brightly colored animal portraits, and in recent years, I've also begun painting abstracts that have been well received by current and new collectors. I am surrounded by orchards, vineyards, organic farms, rivers, green fields and snow-capped mountains. The natural beauty of this valley is remarkably inspiring, as are its hard working population of eco-conscious farmers, ranchers, vintners, artists and many, many other creatives.

Before moving to Colorado, I spent my life in various parts of Texas until settling in Denton, a college town north of Dallas and the home of the University of North Texas. There, as a single mother, I raised a beautiful little girl named Elisa and earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting. It took me 12 long years to earn that degree, and I did so while parenting alone and working dozens of unrelated jobs - anything that would keep a roof over our heads (shoe sales, fry cook, telemarketer, cocktail waitress, door-to-door vacuum sales, retail clerk, coffee shop barista, Psychic Hotline operator, marketing specialist, jewelry maker, caterer, substitute teacher, event planner, graphic designer, muralist, art program manager, advertising sales . . . to name a few). There were many tough times along the way, but also plenty of laughter, hugs and happy times, too. My little girl is now a kind and lovely young woman, and I am proud of her every minute of every day for all she has become. Swipe through my photos to see one of us in present day. :-)

After I made sure that my gal was all grown up and doing well in life, I began my long-dreamed-of art career. RobiniArt Custom Pet Portraits was born in the kitchen of my cousin's ranch house in La Grange, TX, and I’ve never looked back. I have since painted hundreds of custom pet portraits for happy collectors. Being an artist is a very tough living with an unpredictable income, but it's rewarding in that I can make so many people smile and give them fond memories of their cherished fur babies! A few testimonials from my portrait clients:

• "The artwork is everything and more that we had hoped for, and everytime I see it, I have a flood of great memories or our time with Scout."

• "Erin is missed dearly, but I can only hope she is somewhere as lovely and colorful as your paintings! "

• "I feel Sadie’s spirit every time I look at her portrait, and am forever grateful. Her legacy lives on."

In 2017, in an effort to increase sales and attract more customers, I started regularly offering high quality, signed reproductions of my portraits. I then diversified my animal portraits further by offering them on postcards and notecards. Doing this allows my work to reach all income levels so that everyone can afford to brighten their homes with my bold, happy artwork. I have visions of licensing it for use on various commercial products someday, too.

My immediate future goal for RobiniArt is to further build my brand and design a variety of products that will create jobs in my economy-stricken region. Doing so will help fill some of the employment gaps left by the closing of area coal mines in recent years. Jobs are hard to find on Colorado's Western Slope, and the cost of living is higher than in other parts of the country. If I can pump some money into the local economy in the form of new positions in shipping and fulfillment, production, administrative assistance and so on, I would be so fulfilled. I have the experience, the know-how, the work ethic and the talent. Now all I need to do is sell, sell, sell and build a great base for the future of RobiniArt. The sky's the limit! Wish me luck!

Thank you so much for stopping by my store and taking a peek at my artistic journey. Please let me know if you have any questions about custom pet portraits, printed products or licensing opportunities. I'm always available for a chat!

 And for those of you who are curious, my shop name is a combination of the nickname my mother gave me, "The Great Robini", and the first three letters of my last name, "Arthur". You have . . . RobiniArt!

Stay safe and healthy,


Shop members

  • Robin Arthur

    Artist, Owner

    My art brings beauty and vibrant color to stylish customers everywhere. It's filled with the warmth and sunshine of my homes in Texas and Colorado. BFA in Painting, UNT, Denton, TX.

Production partners

  • A print shop

    San Antonio, TX

    A company who helps me print my original paintings onto stretched canvases

  • Print Shop

    CA, United States

    A print shop who creates high quality reproductions of my acrylic paintings.

  • Print Shop

    Hamilton, MA

    A wonderful resource I use to create vibrant prints of my paintings on various products.

  • Print Shop

    Austin, TX

    Prints my original art on canvas prior to me embellishing with acrylic paint

  • Print Shop

    Paonia, CO

    Shop who creates high end prints of my original paintings

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2020
Thank you for visiting my shop! I hope you like what you see and come back often. Feel free to throw some ideas my way. I am always available to answer questions. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information about my store, making a payment, shipping, or just anything. I want you to enjoy your purchase and look forward to working with you now and in the future.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS ON CUSTOM ORDERS OR ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, whether I've started painting it or not. Thank you!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy for any reason you may return your purchase in original condition in its original packaging within 7 days for a full refund. You are responsible for return shipping charges.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS ON CUSTOM ORDERS OR ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, whether I've started painting it or not. Thank you!
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THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS ON CUSTOM ORDERS OR ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, whether I've started painting it or not. Thank you!
Your package will be sent via USPS mail. Each purchase will be wrapped individually for extra protection. Tracking information will be sent to your Etsy account.

Giclee prints ship a few days from your order, depending on my inventory. If I have the print in my inventory, I can mail it within a couple of days of your order. Let me know if you need it by a certain day, and I'll work with my printer to get it to you by then.

Custom paintings can take 1 - 4 months for shipping, because I typically have a wait list for custom portraits, and paintings take much longer to produce than prints. If my wait list is short, you'll receive your painting faster. If it's long, you'll receive your painting more slowly. Such is way of commissioning fine art. Great things take time! If you'd like to send the painting as a gift with little lead time, I can whip out a gift certificate and mail it to you or your recipient within a day or two. Just ask in Etsy messages, and I'll make it happen for you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome! I would be happy to do custom colors on items or if you have something you would like me to paint, I am up for any challenge! Please contact me.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS ON CUSTOM ORDERS OR ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, whether I've started painting it or not. Thank you!