“Being creative is as necessary as breathing. Through art our dreams and ideas become tangible realities.”
Robin works primarily with paint, specializing in figurative studio painting, mixed media collage, and vintage style hand lettered signs. A large portion of her work is commissioned pieces for individual’s homes and businesses, which she considers a great honor. She’s shown her work in local galleries, art shows and fairs, painted murals in Loomis, Penryn and Auburn, and performed live-painting at churches and events.
Robin’s diverse work echoes her origins, growing up in the 80’s in her family’s sign business and small farm. Having been exposed to the work of sign-making masters since childhood, she developed an instinct for balanced composition. Throughout her work there are strong elements of classic design, whether it be a mural or a small intimate sketch. In a way, Robin’s art reflects her own story. Her experience of liberation from an extreme religion is expressed on canvas through themes of transformation found in nature.
Her inspiration often comes from the wonders found in creation. While creating is the medicine that heals her own soul, it’s also the way she gives back to the world. Since 2012, when she really began to dedicate herself to art, she has made pieces for charity fundraisers, taught art to all ages of children and adults, and studied for a year at Sierra College in the applied arts department.
Robin was selected as one of the artists for the “Off The Rails” public art project for the city of Rocklin. Her piece “Rooted In Rocklin” can be seen in Rocklin’s Quarry District. Her mixed media sculpture “BeeThoven” was awarded both the Viewer’s Choice and the Best of Show award at High Hand Gallery’s 2018 Steampunk Art Show. Besides painting, Robin loves to create 3D art. She has created elaborate costumes and set pieces for theater productions, as well as unique sculptures. In 2018 she was selected as one of the artists for the “Off The Rails” public art project for the City of Rocklin. Her mining cart “Rooted in Rocklin” can be seen in Rocklin’s Quarry District. Robin’s work as an artist continues to evolve, and her focus is always on enjoying and accepting the process. When Robin’s not working on an art project, she’s probably spending time with her two daughters and their doodle dog, riding her horse, or catching up on projects around her home.
Mediums: Mixed Media – 2D, Other: Hand-lettered signs