Lars-Erik Robinson

Short version: Freelance Illustrator, Caricaturist (studio and Live), Portrait artist, Fine-art, Concept art, Animation, Story boards, Murals, and Chef. Now that is what I do for a living, but I love my family, Jesus my savior, movies, music, and drawing, drawing and more drawing!

Lars-Erik Robinson was born in Morristown, New Jersey, in 1971 and when his parents got divorced he moved to Gothenburg Sweden where he lived from 1979-89. During his time there he was always doodling his teachers, copying his favorite comic book characters, and painting at an early age of 8 years old. He used to try to escape the cold living of Sweden by constantly staying inside creating his art! The quick drawing and painting style for Lars is credited to his early involvement in the 80’s Hip-Hop movement, where he did some break dancing, experimented with the music, but it was the attraction to the graffiti art scene that ignited a spark in this young artist! He did create some illegal street art that had to be done very fast, and soon there after he would be getting in trouble with crimes, drugs etc. Realizing that change was needed to happen, he later moved to The Tampa Bay area in Florida, USA where his father lived. Lars eventually attended Ringling College of Art and Design, so that he could earn his BFA in Illustration in 1994. While in a figure class the was a fellow artist named Tim McKenna, that told him that he could draw Caricatures and have some fun, but mostly make a buck or two. So when he graduating College, got married, he started to struggle to do find work for his full time freelance Illustrations. He was allowed to draw Caricatures of guest waiting to eat at Leverocks’s Seafood House on Clearwater beach, and short there after he set up art retail booths at Pier 60 Sunset Festival on Clearwater Beach and local carnivals, where he can still be seen drawing. Now a days he is mostly in his studio working on his Illustration paintings, teaching art, attending conferences either painting live digital or traditional Caricatures, and leading lectures. He has built up his clientele list from all over the country and the world, with his Art-Tainment (live Caricatures), and by providing Illustration to several clients. He has a show that is very interactive where he is able show his passion of his art, that is intertwined with finding out what his guest’s passions are! So if you want a professional, entertaining, and a unique ar