Robin Whitfield spends her time exploring the forests, rivers and swamps near her home in Grenada, MS. She works on location with watercolors focused on the seasonal conditions, plants, and animals of specific places. The surface of swamp water, the layered banks of rivers, and the seasonal offerings of field and forest also leave their marks, shapes, and colors directly on her paper. These experiments are leading her into new directions.
Robin studied painting at Delta State University where she was exposed to working in the field as a way to sharpen her senses and create a dialogue with nature. She also works for Communities In Schools of Greenwood Leflore Inc. as a Core Arts teaching artist in the public schools and project director of Gallery 208 – the showcase of CIS student work in Greenwood.