Robin Brooks is a collage and mixed media artist whose work is inspired by the inner and outer landscape. She studied painting in New York and earned an MFA at Parsons School of Design in 1984. Her undergraduate degree is in art education from Boston University in 1979. Robin has been working with adults and children in a variety of learning contexts for many years. Currently she teaches art at Lincoln Elementary School in Augusta, Maine. Robin maintains an art studio at home in Topsham where she lives with her husband Jon and their son Ben, aged 17. This year, she will be one of the teaching artists chosen by Arts Are Elementary to work with children in the Brunswick schools. You can see more of her work at www.robinbrooksart.com.
“I enjoy interpreting the colors, forms, and spatial rhythms of the Maine landscape—waters, woods, fields, trees, and sky. I sketch outdoors in nature and bring these ideas into the studio. As I become intimate with my subject matter, my work becomes a dialogue between what is seen, my chosen medium, and the ideas and images generated in response. I enjoy taking liberties with my subject matter and playing with color, light, and form to create energy and movement.”
Robin Brooks, 2014