Krystyna Robbins

Scottish born of Polish parents, raised in London and one of the last Ellis Island immigrants to the United States,  Krystyna received her degree in Commercial Art from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  Her early career in fashion design led her to  the famous “New York garment district” where she successfully designed and distributed  her “Miss Krys” clothing line of Teen Sportswear for Edy Winter Fashion Houses.  Her career as an oil painter in Carmel-Monterey, California art scene where she turned to studio and Plein Air oils studying under noted portrait artist Jessy Corseau and seascape artist Harriett Mayland as well as other artists  prominent on the Carmel art scene. Early recognition of her work as the Best New Artist in the Annual Carmel, CA Art Contest motivated her to turn Professional. Today, Krystyna works  in all medias  but it is her work in oils that comprises the majority of her work reflecting her rich and diversified life experiences throughout the United States and Europe.


“My passion is in Oils where knife and brush combine with a rich color palette to give the richness of  depth  and light not achievable in other mediums. My subjects are as varied as her life--the old Missions and Southwestern scenes  from California to Mexico,  villages of Tuscany and Provence in Italy, and reflections of my Polish heritage. I paint Plein Air on location whenever possible and have a love for old fishing boats, the sea and ramshackle wharfs that first drew me to the canvas in Monterey."


Krystyna’s  paintings  are represented in many private, public and corporate collections world wide and are widely exhibited in juried shows throughout the Southwest. She has achieved a lifelong goal of  recognition among  her peers as an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA and her work is  notably represented in the International Association of the Visual Arts (IAVA) Museum of El Paso, Texas.  Major recent recognition and exhibits included:


  • Scottsdale Art School Best & Brightest Annual Purchase Award, 2014
  • Oil Painters of America On Line Summer 2014 Showcase
  • Weems Art International,  14-16 Nov  2014
  • Las Artistas Exhibit  22-23 Nov  2014--10+ years of Juried selection
  • Midland, TX Museum Art Exhibit, --10+ years of Juried Selection
  • Ruidoso Art Association Show --20+ years of Juried selection
  • Oil Painters of America (OPA) Salon Show, Petoskey MI 2013
  • Associate Member, Oil Painters of America (OPA) 2013
  • David Carrasco Memorial Award, EPAA Pastel Society 2013
  • Best of Show IAVA Celebrate America, 2013
  • First Place Sunland Art Border Show 2012, Oils
  • Best of Show in Landscape, Oils, Arts International, 2012
  • Over seventy-five Best of Shows, 1st, 2nd , 3rd Place and Honorable Mention awards in Oils, Pastels, and Watercolors


Krystyna is a significant contributor to many Charities and Non-Profit Organizations and one of the Founders of the Plein Air Painters of El Paso and  Past President of the El Paso Art Association. She conducts workshops in New Mexico, El Paso, California and Europe to help other artists follow in her footsteps. Her current schedule of Exhibits & Workshops can be found at


Some of the paintings may be available for sale. All of the artwork is ORIGINAL.

Artist accepts commissions, special requests, portraits, landscapes, etc.

To feature the artist's artwork in your gallery or for any other question, please contact Krystyna at:


5070 Yucca Place

El Paso, Texas 79932

(915) 584-0953 or (915) 309-1898





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