Robert Collins is a representational oil painter in San Francisco.



Art is a horizontal expression of a vertical relationship. It's not the source for answers but a good way to express what we've found elsewhere.

Lately I've been following work by Marc Dalessio, Donald Jurney, Glenn Dean, Jeremy Lipking and Kenton Nelson on Instagram. Sometimes I check out C.W. Mundy and T. Allen Lawson on Facebook.

From 2009 to 2014, I paid my bills by selling my paintings. I'm currently designing a software tool inspired by that struggle and haven't been painting much.

But I'll be back.        November 19, 2015



2014    Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, CA
2014    Punahou Art Carnival, Honolulu, HI
2013    Winter Open Studios, Sausalito, CA
2013    Branson Made, Mill Valley, CA
2013    Hands at Work, San Francisco, CA
2013    94109, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013    Baywood Artists at Bay Model, Sausalito, CA
2013    Baywood Artists at Red Barn, Point Reyes Station, CA
2013    Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, CA
2013    HAPS Benefit, San Francisco, CA
2013    Solo Show at Tiburon Library, Tiburon, CA
2013    Punahou Art Carnival, Honolulu, HI
2012    Winter Open Studios at ICB, Sausalito, CA
2012    Tiburon Baptist Church, Solo Show, Tiburon, CA
2012    Branson Made, Mill Valley, CA
2012    Because Justice Matters, San Francisco, CA
2012    Artists at Work, Sausalito, CA
2012    Tiburon Art Festival, Tiburon, CA
2012    Oakland Art Murmur, Oakland, CA
2012    Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, CA
2011    Solo Show at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
2011    Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA
2011    Winter Open Studios at Mark Drive, San Rafael, CA


2013    Tiburon Ark - Featured Article
2013    Judson's Art Outfitters - Featured Artist
2012    Ross Valley Living - Featured Article


2013    Baywood Artists Guest Membership
2013    Guest Teaching at The Branson School
2011    Marin County Fair, Honorable Mention
2009    Mill Valley Paint Off, 2nd Place


Collins' work may be found in private collections located in:

San Francisco, California
New York, New York
Los Angeles, California
Boston, Massachussetts
Washington, D.C.
Honolulu, Hawaii


  • University of Virginia, B.A. History
  • Berklee College of Music


  • San Francisco, California
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • New York, New York
  • Cordova, Alaska
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Rennes, France
  • Marin County, California


  • 1976