About the Artist, Mike Robles
I am an award winning* senior artist and a native Californian. I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Carlmont High School, Belmont in 1958.
I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1963 with a BS in Physical Sciences. One week after graduating, I married Jane and currently we are celebrating over 50 years of marriage.
My career as an analytical chemist for GE Nuclear Energy started in 1963 at the Hanford Engineering Works in Eastern Washington. In 1969, my family (wife and two sons) and I moved back to California and settled in Livermore. I continued working for GE for most of my 40 year career.
I was exposed to art at a young age by my extremely gifted artist mother and step-father. But, I did not get serious about drawing and painting until I retired from GE in 2003. I found that I enjoyed painting (mainly, watercolors and acrylics). I have taken art classes and workshops from several local artists, Gayle Nelson, Clancy Crew, Nancy Saltsman and Gerald Brommer, to name a few. I will continue my art education as there is always something new to learn and my style is still developing. I use bold, saturated colors and have not limited myself to any particular subject niche, anything that catches-my-eye may become a subject for a painting! Since Jane and I like to travel, many of my subjects have come from the trips we’ve taken.
* Livermore Art Association Spring Art Show awards: 2012 2nd Place and Honorable Mention, 2015 3rd Place.