Featured Artist

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library are proud to announce that the Featured Artist for the 59th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair is Robin M. Cohen.

Robin M. Cohen is a multi-media artist whose talented range encompasses sculpture, painting, sketching, body and face painting, commercial art and signage, and adorning memorabilia. Her uncommon range spans photo-realistic portraiture to abstract stone sculpture and beyond. Whether delighting children with a face-painted superhero or an expressionist-surrealistic mural across a wall, Robin draws from her earlier experience as a dancer to infuse movement and life into each of her creations — large and small.

Robin studied under Master sculptor Michele Chapin of Ventura and promptly sold her first sculpted work when it was barely finished. Disciplined and focused, she takes pride, in the words of Malcolm Gladwell, in putting in her “10,000 hours of intensive practice to achieve mastery.” Robin has studied at UCLA and Pasadena City College and taken extension courses At the Animation Union. Robin’s work has been recognized by organizations, including the Pasadena Society of Artists and the Burbank Fine Arts Center Gallery. Alongside her countless works of art, Robin considers her masterpieces to be her two beautiful daughters and her two darling

Robin describes her Featured Art Piece, ‘Tree of Fire,’: “it was carved intuitively from one of my favorite stones Utah Alabaster. Its title is derived from what I saw in it. As an Autumn child, I’ve always loved the vividness of orange, particularly when it ranges into more red. Orange reflects and represents the power that drives us and people, including myself, are instinctively drawn to it.”

Featured Art Piece, ‘Tree of Fire’

This year’s Art Fair is being held in Memorial Park on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by Robin’s booth (#40) to admire and purchase her inspiring creations.

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