Carolyn Robles

About Carolyn Robles

Carolyn Robles is a painter, pastelist, lifelong lover of drawing, and art instructor. She grew up in a nature loving and artistic family where exposure to art and a variety of art materials fostered a curiosity for creation and an obsession with learning how to draw people and animals. She was asked to make drawings for friends and teachers in elementary school and began as a commissioned portrait artist and art instructor in her teens. She earned a BFA in Studio Arts form NAU, studied art in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy while living in Europe for five years. And received an MFA from Laguna College of Art + Design with a degree in Representational Painting. Her work has been published in The Pastel Journal, Artist's Magazine, Pure Pastel, Tucson Lifestyle, and Desert Leaf, and in is in public and private collections around the U.S., Canada, Europe, Senegal, and Australia.

Preferred Pronouns: she (her)
Las Tres Falleras, Oil
Alquimista del Corazon, Pastel
Not the Enemy III, Pastel

Open Studio Tour

About the Process

I paint with oils on canvas, create pastel works on paper, suede and velour, make charcoal drawings with subtractive and additive techniques, and love to get into the meditative flow of pencil drawings that are sometimes embellished with gold leaf. I also really enjoy the relaxing and fun aspects of beading and making jewelry.

I'll have a variety of works for sale including figurative and portrait paintings and drawings as well as landscape, still life, animal art, jewelry and gifts.

How to Purchase

For purchase, please feel free to contact me through my website: Or email me directly at
You may also purchase works during this open studio at Studio Gastelum where I’ll be showing a wide variety of works and will be looking forward to meeting you!


DECEMBER 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th
Weekdays available by appointment.

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