“Pippi’s Art was a huge hit on campus with students constantly coming to have their names painted! Robin was very easy to work with, and I am looking forward to working with her again!” – Jared Morrison, Lynn University, Coordinator of Student Involvement
About the Art
NAME PAINTING ART (LEATHER BRUSH ART) played an important role in the life of common people throughout the 500 years of the reign by Lee Dynasty in Korea. Originating in the 16th century, now this precious form of art is being introduced to the college and corporate market in the U.S. Our skilled artist will transform your name, nickname or initials into beautifully woven pictures of art and calligraphy.
Character painting also greatly contributed to spreading confucian ideas in the Lee Dynasty era. Unlike Buddhist ideas that emphasize on happiness and life hereafter, Confucianism emphasized the importance of charity and the happiness of life on earth. Character painting has been used mostly for screens and scrolls that people hung on the walls or even for painting the entire walls to give them a touch of life. Since character painting was frequently used for decorating the interior, the artists normally used bright colors. People loved the simplicity of expression that was unique to this form of painting as it represented living art.
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About the Artist
Pippi paints for Asian Festival
Robin (Pippi) Frey has been practically painting her entire life. She began her career as a muralist and decorative painter for private homes and businesses throughout Florida. Some of Florida's largest residences and businesses are graced with Robin's masterly works of art.
Robin joined her boyfriend, Jeff Mandell, a caricaturist the last 40 years, in the college market around 2008. They are often found booked together, as Names and Faces, at corporate and college events and travel the country frequently. They reside in beautiful Winter Park, Florida and enjoy cooking, excercise and travel and can be found creating their artforms for passengers aboard cruises all over the U.S. and Europe.
See Robin's mural and faux work here.