Marsha Robinson’s style is unmistakable. Based just out of Denver, CO, she creates full and elegant botanical imagery embraced by bold designs. Her work is highly distinctive with a unique flare of grace and symmetry, reminding of Art Deco, but with an added twist.
“It took me a good 7 years to find my voice in the work I create,” admitted the self-taught artist in an interview with Four Magazine. “I slowly worked my way through different subject matter and mediums. I went from drawing figures in charcoal to working with floral design in india ink. Flowers have been very present in most of my work through the years so it feels natural that it’s the backbone of my work.”
Robinson’s compositions combine both organic and disciplined properties allowing her work to possess a certain fluidity while still maintaining order and structure. Her hand-drawn ink and pen illustrations extend beyond the paper and find their way on various mediums, as she constantly evolves as an artist.
“My brain is constantly lighting up with images and ideas that need to be manifested and given life,” she explains. “If I were to stop that from happening to focus on other things like sitting in front of a computer or waiting tables, I’d shut down emotionally, mentally and spiritually.”
But discipline is also important when it comes to her creative practice. “If we as artists want to progress and make magic happen we can’t wait to have a whim of inspiration come our way to get those wheels turning,” she notes. “We need to find the strength and spark within ourselves at any given moment to get right down to it and produce. It takes discipline, determination and most importantly, confidence.”
According to Robinson’s website, her art is meant to provide a sort of healing, and scrolling through her Instagram page, we can’t but feel a sense of peacefulness take over.