About the Artist

         Robin Brooks

Bio

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 has offered numerous workshops for children and adults including Authentic Art and Learning  for preschool programs and collage art workshops for young people and adults at various venues in the midcoast area. Please contact her to plan your next workshop or seminar. 

photo by Jonathan Riggleman, 2020

 

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 with Toshi

photo by Allison McKeen

Robin Brooks was born in Newark, New Jersey.  She graduated with honors from West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey and has always been active in her community, volunteering and donating time to causes she believes in.  A resident of Maine since 1987, Robin lives in Topsham with her husband Jon Riggleman, a high school English teacher, and their cat Toshi.

Education

Parsons School of Design, New York , N.Y. – M.F.A., Painting, 1984
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts – B.F.A., Art Education, 1979

Resume

Robin Brooks 2020 C.V/

Articles and External Links:

Harlow Gallery (Kennebec Valley Art Association)

Maine Art Education Association (MAEA)

Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE)

Union of Maine Visual Artists

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)