About the Artist

         Robin Brooks, 2014

Robin selfie June 26 2014

Bio

Robin Brooks is an artist who works in a variety of media including collage, oils and acrylics, and monotype printmaking.  Her interests include the Maine landscape and our relationship to the natural world.  She is active in the community, participating in exhibitions that celebrate efforts to support the arts in the schools and to preserve the environment.  This year Robin will be a teaching artist for Arts are Elementary in Brunswick, Maine.  She was also honored to be one of three artists chosen for the first Brunswick Topsham Land Trust Plein Air painting event and exhibition.

Robin is active in the field of art education both as a teacher and consultant.  For the past ten years, Robin has taught art to children at  Lincoln School in Augusta, Maine on a part-time basis.  As a presenter for the Maine Arts Commission, she has offered “Authentic Art in Early Childhood” workshops for children’s programs around the state.  She is an artist member of Union of Maine Visual Artists and Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner, Maine.  Her primary studio is at home in Topsham.

Robin Brooks speaking at the opening of the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust Plein Air Exhibit, Thornton Oaks, June 2014

Robin Brooks speaking at the opening of the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust Plein Air Exhibit, Thornton Oaks, June 2014

Personal

Robin Brooks was born in Newark, New Jersey.  She graduated with honors from West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey.  A resident of Maine since 1987, Robin lives in Topsham with her husband Jon Riggleman, a high school English teacher, and their son Ben.

Education

Parsons School of Design, New York , N.Y. – M.F.A., Painting
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts – B.F.A., Art Education

C.V.: Robin Brooks Artist resume 2014

Organizational Memberships

Five Rivers Arts Alliance (5RAA)
Harlow Gallery (Kennebec Valley Art Association)
Maine Art Education Association (MAEA)
Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE)
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)

Articles and External Links:

Plein air painting in the Katahdin Woods and Waters Park(video)

Intersecting Planes: The Collages of Robin Brooks (article)

Maine Magazine Poetry Page (Apple Tree Autumn)

Circling the Square Press, Gardiner, Maine (website)