About The Artist

Known to most simply as “Cora Lou", this Minden native and resident is recognized for not only her talents as a professional folk artist but also as a teacher, wife, mother, grandmother and true product of a deep -rooted Minden family. Born in 1935 to Ed and Celeste Sibley Brown, Cora Lou has two siblings--one brother, Ed Brown and one sister, Mary Celeste Powers. Cora Lou is married to Ronald Robinson. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

Her childhood was what she calls “picture perfect.". She played from morning ’til night with the neighborhood children. Their lives followed a pattern. During the week they went to school, and each Saturday morning they listened to “Let’s Pretend” on the radio and that afternoon would walk to the “picture show” and then walk safely home. Each Sunday they went to Sunday school and then to church. She remembers the thrill of chasing lightning bugs at dusk while all the neighborhood parents sat outside and visited on their front porch. It was a simpler time in Minden, Louisiana, and for many of the people that grew up here.

Cora Lou Brown Robinson says her paintings are about “God and Country, Family, and Friends.” Many of her ideas for her paintings come from her childhood and all come from her heart. Her paintings have been featured all across the United States and no one appreciates her more than her hometown and what she does for them by creating their memories on canvas.

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Contact Information

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To contact me please call me at 318-377-4371.
I don't check emails often so please call.
To order prints mail check to

Cora Lou Robinson

1204 Drake Drive

Minden, LA 71055

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No Art Work Is To Be Reproduced Without The Artist's Permission.

Cora Lou Brown Robinson owns the rights to reproduce all original art work as she sees fit.

Sunday, September 19, 2010



This painting was commissioned by Sonny Taylor to be given to the State Director of the Louisiana Special Olympics Commission and depicts many of the events in which the kids competed.

Friday, September 10, 2010



It was wonderful to be a child in the 1940s, especially in Minden. Even though a world war was going on, we felt safe here. Nothing today can compare to the life we had. We created our own entertainment and though we had no TVs, Wiis, or I-pods, no one could ever have had a better time than we did.

There were many birthday parties at the old Community House and I created this painting to bring back those memories. The painting depicts my old and dear friends and many things we did for fun.

We had a wonderful life here and I wish all children could experience what we had. Childhood was almost like a fairy tale and I will never forget mine.


This 8" x 10"oil painting is to be sold at silent auction on September 13, 2010, with the proceeds to be donated to the Dorcheat Historical Museum.*

* Top bid was $6000 by Margaret Evans!

**Notecards now available--(8 notecards w/envelopes $10.00)