Robin Siegl Artist

portrait of  Robin Siegl

Artist Statement

portrait of  Robin Siegl

For a decade, I have observed the working waterfront from a small rowboat. I see a series of paintings in the hard-edged bulk of the ships and barges that confront me. The weighty, worn load of massive hulls appears to penetrate deeply into the wiggly water where heavily marked surfaces and strong forms are reflected. Over a long period of time only the water survives; what is man-made disappears.

My current interest is in expressing the power of the shapes, marks and colors observed from close to the waters’ surface along the industrial waterfront. The resulting paintings attempt to find beauty in a subject not often regarded as beautiful. Emphasizing inevitable stages of decay, the drawings and oil paintings I make in the studio are inspired by those powerful images.


  • 2017
  • Domanico Cellars, group show, Seattle WA
  • CORE Gallery, Ripple Effect, Seattle WA
  • 2016
  • Three Ravens Gallery, Bellingham, WA
  • Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes WA
  • Coos Art Museum, Expressions West, Coos Bay OR
  • 2015
  • Gallery 903, The Art of Trade 2015, Portland OR
  • Colors of Humanity Gallery, Seascapes, Online Exhibit
  • Kirkland Arts Center, Mrs. Goldberg; A Curated Life, Kirkland WA
  • Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, Vashon Island WA
  • 2014
  • Port of Portland, Industry & Art, Portland OR
  • Harbor History Museum, group show, Gig Harbor WA
  • Union Art Co-op, group show, Seattle WA
  • 2013
  • Columbia Center for the Arts, group show, Hood River OR
  • Northwind Arts Center, 15th Annual Expressions NW, Merit Award, Port Townsend WA
  • Port of Portland, 2013 Seaport Celebration, Third Place Award, Portland OR
  • 2012
  • Vigor Industrial, Industry & Art: Workers, Nature and Environment, Portland OR
  • Alexis Hotel, Seattle WA
  • Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA
  • TASTE Restaurant at Seattle Art Museum with Dan Hawkins
  • Gage Academy of Art, Damage Control, with Terry Leness, Seattle WA
  • 2011
  • Vigor Industial, Industry & Art: The Rivers Run Through Us, Portland OR
  • BallardWorks, group show, Seattle WA
  • SAM Gallery, Introductions, Seattle WA
  • Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Deep, Santa Ana CA
  • Art & Soul, New Work, Solo Show, Seattle WA
  • Zeitgeist Art+Coffee, New Work, Solo Show, Seattle WA
  • Center for Wooden Boats, Watermark, Solo Show, Seattle WA
  • Seattle Tacoma Airport, InTransit; Art of the Port of Seattle, Seattle WA
  • 2010
  • Gage Academy of Art, Alumni Show, Seattle WA
  • Coos Art Museum, 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit, Coos Bay OR
  • University House, Wings, Wheels and Water, Issaquah WA
  • University House, Looking In, Out and Through, Seattle WA
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum, InPort; Art of the Working Waterfront, Astoria OR
  • 2009
  • Port of Seattle Headquarters, Pier 69, Purposeful Surfaces; Working Painters Paint the Working Waterfront, Seattle WA
  • Eastside Association of Fine Arts, 34th Annual Exhibition, Bellevue WA
  • Commencement Bay Maritime Museum, First Place Award, Tacoma WA
  • Coos Art Museum, Expressions West, Coos Bay OR
  • Collective Visions Gallery, Annual State Art Competition, Honorable Mention, Bremerton WA
  • 2008
  • Eastside Association of Fine Arts, 33rd Annual Exhibition, Kirkland WA
  • South Seattle Community College, Community Art Exhibit, Seattle WA
  • Gallery by the Bay, Brushes with the Land, Stanwood WA
  • Kent City Hall, Summer Art Exhibit, Kent WA
  • 13th Annual Greenwood-Phinney ArtWalk, Seattle WA
  • Gallery 6311, Artists of Building C, Seattle WA
  • Gage Academy of Art, Alumni Show, Seattle WA


  • Willapa Bay Air, June 2017


  • Washington Trust
  • UW Medicine, Seattle WA
  • Peoples Bank, Seattle WA
  • Pacifica Law Group , Seattle WA
  • Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell, Seattle WA
  • The Glosten Associates, Seattle WA
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria OR


  • Studio Four Magazine, October 2016
  • Studio Visit Magazine,Volume 20, January, 2013
  • Seattle Magazine,May 2012
  • OCCCA Exhibition Catalog, June 2011
  • Pacific Northwest Magazine, March 27, 2011
portrait of  Robin Siegl