I recently met up with Orlando based Artist Robin Pedrero to speak to her about gallery’s in her area and her work. We met at City Arts, a Gallery in Downtown Orlando where Pedreros work has been featured. City Arts is very much a community gallery, where students are proffesional artists work is featured. Pedrero was born in Connecticut, and now lives in Orlando, Florida. During her childhood, her father drew, and her mother won a Vogue competition (which relates to her dress pieces she currently works on). As a teen her work was exhibited with Mystic Art Association, giving her a start in her Art Career. Pedrero didn’t finish Art School, But got her education from professional artists. Her current work is based on nature and dresses, intergrating the two together. Pedrero said she moved to Florida for a bigger sky space, but her work developed into nature instead, looking at birds, trees and the warm colors that feature in her work. This also happened with one of her dress pieces, starting out as nature and developing into a dress. Looking at Pedreros work, you can see these clear layers that are applied with the bright colors she uses, and this is what inspires me about her work. Pedrero’s work translates well to other objects, for example phone covers, scalfs, table places. I asked Pedrero what other kinds of items she would like to translate her work over, she said Bed Sheets, as she aspired to be a fashion designer. Pedrero now says she enjoys Fabric design, and her pieces certainly translate well to fabric, judging from the scalf of hers I was lucky enough to see. Her current studio is at her house, where she has light and nature to inspire her pieces, and her work is featured in gallerys around Orlando, Including Baterbys (featured in the post below). Click continue reading to see more photographs.