Robin Smillie: Another Fabulous Artist In Las Olas!


We have another fantastic artist who will be exhibiting in the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I THIS WEEKEND (January 1st & 2nd, 2011).

We are proud to introduce to you… Robin Smillie!

Here is the story Robin submitted to us:

“For uncounted centuries the highest mountains in the world have hidden a tiny jewel, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan.  In 1999, my wife and I were watching a 60 Minutes episode when Morley Safer came on and said, “While most governments are concerned with gross national product, we found a place, perhaps the only place on Earth, where the government’s first priority is something it calls gross national happiness.”  Safer went on to explain that Bhutan had just then begun to allow cable television broadcast throughout the country.

“I want to go there!” shouted my wife.  And so we did, in the spring of 2000.  I have since returned 18 times, leading like-minded photographers on cultural and festival tours to what many people say is the planet’s last Shangri La.

Bhutan is precariously perched, politically speaking, between the world’s two most populated countries, China to the north and India to the south.  Because its king has resisted change and Westernization, Bhutan offers globe trotting photographers scenes right out of the 16th century.

There are 700-year-old Buddhist temples and monasteries, resplendent with frescos of Buddhist saints and evil demons.  Red robed monks walk about, happy to have their picture taken and engage in cultural exchanges.”

Bhutan is where Robin gets the inspiration for his photography. You can see some of his photography below…

Robin Smillie: Photography

Robin Smillie: Photography

Robin Smillie: Photography

You can see Robin and other talented artists at the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I this weekend! We look forward to seeing you there!

Remember, show times are Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm.

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