Robin P. Schlacter is a printmaker and painter with a love of color. She creates vibrant oil-based monotypes on paper and combined media paintings which are rich with emotional color and texture. Her non-representational expressions create windows of color using gestural line, collage of textures and layers of intense hues which have been carefully blended. Her images resonate with movement and positive energy.
Schlacter draws on her experience of handling many different mediums to find a new approach for very traditional printing processes. A print begins with experimentation in the viscosities of inks and incorporating found and cast off materials for creating textures in the ink. Next, Schlacter arranges papers she has hand dyed and rice papers she has embellished with Chinese brush work or graphic designs into the inks, then they are adhered to the paper with a chine collé process using the printing press. Schlacter has developed unique ways of handling these media to create innovative and spontaneous images.
Schlacter grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and has since resided in Tennessee. She has been a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York, NY since 1993.