Sam Robinson

American Equestrian and Landscape Painter


Sam Robinson’s paintings, whether of a landscape, a still life or a horse race or the attending fans, capture the dynamics of the moment. His use of color with energetic varying painting strokes tells the story of mood and movement.

Between Chukkers

Oil 24 x 30
$4,000

Hounds in Morning Light
Oil 24 x 18
$3,000

Spring Branches
Oil 30 x 24
$4,000

Palms of Santa Anita
Gouache 6 x 8
$400

Assateague Wetlands
Gouache 6 x 8
$400

Canals of Venice
Gouache 9 x 12
$800

Gilt Edges
Gouache 10 x 8
$600


Sam Robinson Biography

Sam Robinson is a Maryland artist best known for his equestrian sporting paintings. He describes his artistic pursuit as a “New American Impressionism”. Sam prefers to work directly from life enjoying the vivid suggestion of appearances through brushwork and color tones.

While Equestrian Sporting Art is a particular passion, it is deeply connected to the landscape and country life of the Mid Atlantic. Several of Robinson’s shows on the subject have shared the title, “Portrait of a Tradition,” summing up his intention to capture the particular character of the landscape and the subjects; human, equine and canine .

Sam lived in South Korea for most of his childhood where his parents served as missionaries. His earliest art training was in Asian brush painting. On his return to the United States he studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating magna cum laude with a BFA in painting in 1978.

He is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and participates in numerous paint-outs and shows. Sam is a member of the Portrait Society of America receiving the “Best Portfolio” award twice, a Certificate of Merit in the International Portrait Competition, and an Honorable Mention in the members only Self-Portrait Competition. He has also won awards in the plein air competitions in both Annapolis and Easton

Robinson is included in the historic book by Gary Pendleton “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic” published in 2014.

McBride Gallery is pleased to represent the work of this talented Maryland artist.



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