Robin was born in Burlington, Ontario and growing up in a rural setting gave her an early appreciation for God’s creation and the beauty of the changing seasons. Encouraged by her parents and art teachers to pursue drawing and painting in various mediums, she could always be found with a pencil and paper in hand.
Her love of watercolour began with an adult education class in wet and wet technique with Ontario artist Kai Liis McInnis in the the early 1980’s. A move to Grande Cache, Alberta allowed her to join a local art club and to show and sell work regularly in their active group. Painting weekly now she developed a definite style of loose, calligraphic, moody yet colourful landscapes.
A further move west brought her to the coast of BC and it’s varied landscapes and moods. Along with fellow artist Peach Myers, Robin was a founding member of a small guild of amateur painters calling themselves the Easel Weasels. Out of a desire for broader training and education in multiple media the group began hosting semi-annual workshops with various artists, which has given added depth and versatility to Robin’s paintings and subject material. She loves to paint outdoors as well as from her own photo materials. Robin now works in various mixed media and has done portraits and wildlife as well as abstract.
Her works have won several art competitions held locally and received Honourable mention in the Regional Juried Show in Kitimat.
Published and awarded Honourable Mention in the National magazine The Mennonite Herald in 2018, she was awarded active status with the Federation of Canadian Artists which has allowed her to be juried into shows at the gallery on Granville Island twice.
With the support of local businesses Terrace Art Gallery, Ice House Gallery Prince Rupert and now the Valley Artisans' Coop, she has sold her works to places from West Virginia, Mexico City to Singapore….