Hi - I started painting again as an adult when I was pregnant with my son, Zane. Since Zane was born with a rare syndrome, Emanuel's Syndrome, I left teaching to become a stay at home mom. I found myself at home with time on my hands and the need to express myself. Due to my background as a teacher and my new career as a full time mommy of a special child, my subject matter revolved around subjects that appealed to children and adults who are young at heart. My first painting was an elephant – elefante original – 2001.
Elefante original is the most abstract of all my elephant paintings, but one of my personal favorites. I went on to paint several more: elefante anaranjado, elefante feliz, etc., I also started to paint plants, owls, birds, whales, and insects. I like this subject matter, because it's whimsical and works well with my primitive and child-like style. I enjoy starting with a simple subject, like a flower or a giraffe, and then experimenting with the texture and color to create something playful and yummy, but also substantial.
Since then I have branched out to paint some abstracts and to do some collages. I have shown my work locally, nationally, and internationally at various Cafes, Art shows, Galleries, and Art Auctions. My style reflects my personality in that it is eclectic, fun, whimsical, and complex. Life can be daunting at times, but I am still able to find humor and beauty in the most painful of times. I want my artwork to achieve the same effect – to be able to bring joy where maybe there was none before – to transform the darkness into something light and beautiful. My work appeals to art lovers who appreciate the sheer simplicity of my subject matter, and the joy that my work evokes in the viewer.
Also - I do commissions, so if you would like something specific that you do not see, but you think it would work well with my style, then please ask, and I bet we can work something out – many of my paintings have come from ideas from patrons such as yourself -
Thank you for taking the time to read this and to view my work – cheers!!
Kelli Robinson – 415.525.0530