About the Artist

 

I am artist/illustrator living and working in Staffordshire and I started my business, Kim Robinson Wildlife Art, in September 2011.

Growing up in the countryside surrounded by wildlife, I developed a passion and love for animals - both wild and domestic.  

This combined with my love of art has led me to specialise in drawing wildlife.

I often take field trips to photograph and sketch new subjects from life and constantly work to improve my skills.  

In my recent work I have evolved my style into a looser, more spontaneous technique, using pen and ink with a watercolour wash. This has stemmed from my love of working from life drawn sketches and wanting to retain a sense of 'the moment', in my response to the subject matter that I am drawing.

I also use my original pencil drawings with silk-screen printing and producing hand-made, screen printed greetings cards printed on recycled card.

Screen printing is a process which I discovered whilst studying my Foundation Degree in Illustration at Stafford College, which I graduated from in 2010. I love using it because of its traditional and hand-made qualities; each card is printed by me and not a machine, creating a new piece of artwork each time.

In July 2011, I graduated with a BA Hons Degree in 'Entrepreneurship for the Creative and Cultural Industries' at Staffordshire University and in September I was awarded a place on the Enterprise Fellowship Scheme, run by the university for graduates looking to start their own business.