Robin is a Tai Chi teacher & visual artist whose joy is helping people of all ages and abilities. By skillfully combining age-old forms and improvising, she helps young and old to reduce stress, improve inner and outer balance, and develop their Chi (energy) for health and well-being. She 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.
Robin is active in the field of art education both as a teacher and consultant. She currently works at Williams-Cone School in Topsham as the Elementary Art Specialist. As a teaching artist, she has offered numerous workshops for children and adults including “Authentic Art in Early Childhood” for preschool programs and collage workshops at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine. 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 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 cat Toshi.
Parsons School of Design, New York , N.Y. – M.F.A., Painting
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts – B.F.A., Art Education