Hello! my name is Adeline Robinson. I am currently a full time artist and a student completing my associates degree in graphic arts. My artistic passion is doing illustrations of animals, plants and fun characters. When I'm not drawing, you can most likely find me at the barn riding my horse or in my reptile room.
I have been creating art for over 10 years in many mediums, but focus on digital painting as well as creating art with copic markers and micron pens. I am proficient in Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Lightroom. I have experience using oil paints, acrylic paints, oil and chalk pastel, watercolor, charcoal, pen and ink, and have dabbled with clay, metal and woodwork.
In most of my works I strive to display detailed anatomical realism, as I love zoology and anything found in nature. I also have a long history working in the animal industry and prefer to make my art evoke a realistic sense and feel of the subject. I enjoy a challenge, believe in trying new things and always strive to diversify and better my artwork.
My goals are to create beautiful artwork, improve my skills as an artist & to share my love for the animals that inspire me and help use my artwork towards conservation. I also love to motivate & support other creative people and teach what I know to aspiring artists or anyone who wants to learn to have fun with art.
Since I was a small child, I have always been fascinated by animals and drawing them. Lucky for me, my parents encouraged my creativity, curiosity & learning. I've been so fortunate to be able to grow up in a household with different types of exotic animals and was able to take riding lessons at a local stable from a young age.
In freshman year of high school, my love of research & fascination with animals helped get me a job at a beautiful specialty aquarium shop. While I worked at that shop and was in school, I also worked at a show stable caring for horses and giving riding lessons to children and beginning riders.
A few years later, I began focusing more on reptiles & breeding them, and would bring my animals for people to hold and learn about at reptile conventions and shows. The curator at a local wildlife center who knew me from the aquarium shop offered me a job working at the center, where I ended up working with many incredible species of animals and learned about their husbandry, care and became a wildlife educator.
A few years after, I ended up moving farther away from work and had to make the very tough choice to leave the aquarium shop and wildlife center.
I then took a new job working at a fantastic small family-owned specialty pet shop where I worked for several wonderful years before moving out of state for a position as a graphic designer for an auction company. I was there for some time, doing artwork on the side after work, and struggled to find time for the things I was most passionate about.
On February 10th, 2020 I finally decided to take the plunge to become a full time artist. I have continued to breed reptiles and am very close with my wonderful network of family and friends involved in the industry. I am very thankful for all the wonderful jobs and experiences I have had and still go back home to visit when I can. Now that I am doing art full time, I can pour myself into my work and am excited to say I am now pursuing my lifelong dream.
An old photo of me holding Casanova, an American alligator I got to care for at the wildlife center.
Mini- interview with R&B Reptiles!
Check out my personal page on Instagram for a peek into daily life