Robyn Harton, Artist
Robyn has been creating things since she was a child. Her creative efforts have ranged from sculpture to jewelry to drawing to writing to painting. In all her works, her goal is to shine Light into the world by bringing a particular energy to you. It might be a glimpse into a feeling, crystal energy, Reiki healing energy, or a combination. If you have no twinge of feeling for any of her pieces, she feels she has not succeeded.
Robyn fell in love with jewelry-making and studied it at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts along with basic design, drawing, oil painting, Spanish, and hand building ceramics. She was graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1985. After graduation she continued with self-education, learning additional painting media, wire sculpture jewelry, various crafts, and more.
Robyn is both an insider and outsider artist. Insider, because she does have some formal art training, albeit many years ago. Outsider, in that she both works outside the traditional art establishment, and works around mental illness in the form of bipolar disorder and PTSD. Both the insider and outsider aspects of her art have come together to create a unique art experience.
For the past decade and more, Robyn wrote about crystal meanings, made and sold handmade sculpted wire jewelry on her own website. After hand injuries from making that jewelry and two surgeries, Robyn had to change her creation style, going to other jewelry which does not require the hand strength and precision. The main type of jewelry she makes now is original art glass domed jewelry. In the process of working with this, she started self-educating about watercolor painting. This site is peppered with original watercolor paintings and other artworks that have or will become unique jewelry.
Most artworks are available as originals or fine art prints. Drop a note about any you are interested in.