We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacy Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stacy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think being an artist is both a blessing and a curse. Making art is my happy place to explore, create and communicate my thoughts and feelings. It feels like a spiritual journey in many ways. If a client/buyer or art enthusiastic connects with one of my pieces I’m overjoyed. Because this is my personal journey I often feel vulnerable and exposed. To present my work to the world requires risk, risk of what others will think and risk of rejection. Being an artist can be lonely and frustrating, and exhilarating and pure joy. As I’ve matured as an artist I’ve become much more confident and appreciative for having the opportunity to share my work and am honored when a client hangs one of my pieces in their home. With risk comes great reward!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I paint primarily women and many of my works have an ethereal and spiritual quality. I feel like many of my life’s experiences and emotions are infused into each piece and enjoy people’s reactions upon seeing the art. I believe there are universal commonalities and the viewer recognizes something familiar.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When I have family and friends come to Denver I always enjoy taking them to Red Rocks Amphitheater. I enjoy wandering through Manitou Springs and the Garden of the Gods with lunch at The Broadmoor. The mountain towns close to Denver like Georgetown and Idaho Springs are a fun excursion. Downtown Littleton offers some charming little shops and a hike in Roxborough State Park is lovely.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people that have encouraged me throughout the years. From my parents and friends, to my husband, who has always made sure I have a space to create and helps me problem solve. Many of my dear friends are artists and we lift each other up. That support and mentorship has meant the world and in turn, love giving a hand up to new artists.