The Garden Robin Mead
Mar 04, 2014 09:53PM
Robin Mead sees her whimsical, colorful art as an “expression of joy,” translated onto paper, canvas and the digital screen. “My creations are highly stylized, and working with subjects like birds and flowers gives me artistic freedom. I can go wherever I want with them and still have them seem believable,” she says.
The Garden was created adapting a coloring book technique; Mead outlines her piece in black ink, wets the paper and then drops different colors into the outlined sections to create an organic, dappled effect.
Mead’s work spans media and subject matter from acrylic and mixed media paintings of birds and flowers to watercolor landscapes and gardens. She also likes to hand-make multicolored crocheted afghans and art journals as joyful creations for everyday use.
Mead was a full-time social worker before attending art school on Long Island, New York, turning her lifelong passion into a career. Her work can be found in homes around the world, as well as album covers, books and art tutorials.
Mead and her husband recently relocated from New York to a small farm in Elberton, Georgia, where the family will raise cows, chickens, bees, vegetables and flowers.