Mols studied art and painting at New Paltz State College, N.Y. from 1965-’67. Then from 1967-’69 he studied painting and graphics at Pratt Institute, NYC. Independent study in Europe rounded out the schooling years.
His professional career in the arts begins in Aspen, Colorado in 1970. The next 11 years were fruitful and diverse. Working in film, design, illustration, portraiture, and the fine arts, he developed the highly stylized figures and landscapes, which would become one of his trademarks. This ethereal style grew alongside his veneration for color and the powerful effect it has on mood and atmosphere, which is evident in his current work.
Mols’ work, evolving out of the diversity of the post-modern world, has consistently fused the two extreme ends of the spectrum realism and abstraction.
It is the voice within the artwork that is the central character that he wishes to focus on. Painting remains at the core of Robins’ work.
He currently resides with his family in Eden, New York, his home and studio/gallery located on a forested estate.
“The range and vastness of the possibilities that can be explored on a single canvas is as great as it ever was and perhaps ever will be”. RPM