Do you like Mermaids?
Queen of the sea, is also a glass mosaic created on shaped plywood panels that are strategically attached to aan angled and painted wall at the century building at point ruston in tacoma.
Puget Sound is my home
This 2013 glass mosaic on shaped plywood mosaic measures 22’ x 8’. It was commissioned by MultiCare in Tacoma to welcome people at the entrance to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
My Lucky Drawing
A moment in time, painted in 2016 from a countless number of drawings depicting inspirations for the glass mosaic at garfield elementary school in olympia.it is a gouache painting on paper and measures approximately 30” x 40”. It is in a private collection in Tacoma.
My name is Mauricio Robalino. I was born in Quito, Ecuador.
I grew up there with my mother, brother, and grandfather, who was a famous geographer, historian and explorer. My mother and grandfather are tremendous influences on my life. My mother loved life, art and creativity. My grandfather was a brilliant intellect with a razor sharp wit.
When I was ten, I traveled by ship from Ecuador to Europe. The voyage took almost one month. I brought along a box of watercolors, India ink, and some air mail paper. I fell in love with painting on that trip.
At seventeen I traveled to California to study Business Administration, but fortunately I took a painting elective. I studied painting and sculpture in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Since 1988 I have been working as artist and teaching artist. I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my wife, two children, six cats and a dog. I practice observing, absorbing, and expressing my experiences through good deeds and great art.
Welcome to Mauricio’s Tour of Art
You’ve experienced my work in many Pacific Northwest public spaces and likely didn’t know it. From Portland to Olympia to Tacoma to Seattle to Bellevue. If you’ve wondered who is that artist or what was the inspiration behind a particular art piece – I’ve included a virtual tour here on my site.
Here, you’ll be able to learn about it by reading or listening to a description of the creation in my own recorded voice. We’ll also invite you back to participate in future events that will highlight new public unveilings as well as private customized works.
Thank you for visiting.