Metallic Inspirations, Original Art by Vicki Robinson

About the Artist

Contemplative, unique, beautiful, and complex are all adjectives used to describe the vision Vicki has for each image she creates. Growing up in a large family art was a way to escape a hectic household. Recognizing her passion for art her parents enrolled her in art lessons. Oil painting, tried it, pastels, tried it, watercolor, tried that too. None of these mediums held her artistic attention so the pursuit of creating art went dormant. As her outlet to create continued to evade her she wondered if her talent would fade. Life went on and then suddenly as a women in her 50's, an empty nester/fishing widow, she discovered zentangling.  Zentangling is best described as doodling with a purpose. It is traditionally a series of intricate black and white patterns shaded to add depth and interest.  Vicki wanted to go beyond that so she began incorporating zentangling with sketched images . Liking that but still hungry for something more she began adding color by using gel pens. This evolved into using metallic and glitter gel pens along with colored pencils. While observing her art you will see that  Zentangle patterns are endless and can be both feminine and masculine as portrayed by the various themes she chooses ranging from sports, to the performing arts, to spiritual images, and even ladies adorning fashionable hats expressing everything from mystique to whimsy.