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Grace Robbins of Raleigh, North Carolina, has been a sales associate with Portraits, Inc., since 1996 serving the Raleigh area. With experience and expertise, she has three times been a leader in annual sales for the company and twice the runner-up. She has often been in the top ten of Portraits, Inc. associates, and her success is indicative of her love of portraiture, her skill at matching clients and artists, and her commitment to customer service and satisfaction.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Grace grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from Randolph- Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a B.A in Psychology, beginning her career in the Personnel Department at Wheat First Securities in Richmond, Virginia. Interested in merchandising and fashion, she became a consultant for the Carlisle Clothing Company, continuing in that capacity for 16 years.
Pursuing an interest in art while raising her four children, in 1988 Robbins became a representative for Mac Connery, a widely-acclaimed North Carolina photographer whose black-and-white images of children set the standard for children’s photography in many communities for more than half a century. When looking for an artist to paint her triplet sons, Robbins discovered Portraits, Inc. She was attracted by the selection of artists and wide range of styles and prices that Portraits, Inc. had to offer. Impressed with the excellent portraits of her children and with the Portraits, Inc. experience, it was a happy decision.