"Robin Denevan studied art at a very young age growing up in San Jose, CA. As a boy, he took art classes at the San Jose Museum of Art before being recruited to an arts magnet high school. He received perfect scores on his advance placement drawing and painting exams allowing him to waive his first semester of college. At sixteen, Robin was awarded a full scholarship to attend a summer at Pratt in Brooklyn. Seeing the museums and galleries of New York at a young age solidified his desire to be a painter. At seventeen, Robin was offered a 4 year Rhodes scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in Illustration. He declined in order to study painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where he received his BFA with distinction in 1997. Upon graduation, he worked for local artists and traveled extensively. Traveling became the subject of his work, particularly the exotic landscapes of Latin America and South East Asia. At the age of 25, Robin quite a rewarding teaching career to paint full time. In the fifteen years that have followed, Robin has exhibited internationally. Dozens of his commissioned works adorn the lobbies, offices, and restaurants of his corporate clients and private collectors. His exhibitions have been reviewed by The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner and The Chicago Tribune. Robin is represented by Addington Gallery in Chicago, Slate Contemporary in Oakland, Arthaus Gallery in San Francisco, and Desta Gallery in San Anselmo. He lives and works in San Francisco, CA."