Here in Florida, we were affected mildly by hurricane Irma in August of 2017, but the impact on the tiny country of Barbuda (near Antigua) was devastating. We had already been in contact with officials from the island before the hurricane, but now their need has become urgent for us to come down and train their people in a sustainable solution for growing food. Over 90% of the structures on the island were damaged, so the rebuilding effort is daunting. Here's the exciting part: I have started a project called "Beauty for Barbuda" where I am creating paintings and posting them to my website for sale. A portion of each sale will go directly to their non-profit relief organization called Barbuda Relief Network.(www.brninc.org). This will enable them to build the infrastructure needed to start their farm and have us come down to teach them. Our contact has been sending me pictures of the island so I can create works that show the beauty of their home. I also use found objects in the framing of my paintings, and they will be sending me fragments of the structures that were destroyed that I can use them in the work.
So proud to announce the very first painting in the Beauty for Barbuda Project!
"White Bay" 12" x 16" oil on gallery wrap canvas
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"Rusty Palm" assemblage with original acrylic painting. 6" x 5" x 2" $150.00 Click Here to Purchase
The Beauty for Barbuda project is a way to help the country of Barbuda rebuild after the effects of Hurricane Irma in August of 2017. Robin is partnering with her husband to go down to the island and help them build a sustainable chicken farm. The methods used are low impact on the environment and can be done off-grid with little infrastructure. They have been farming this way for almost ten years on their farm, Laughing Chicken Farm, and have developed a method that will work in the tropics. They are currently working on a book to teach others how to grow chicken and eggs in warm climates, and hold workshops on their farm in north central Florida.
Robin will be producing artwork that will fund the ongoing relief efforts. Check back soon for the paintings that she is just finishing up. All purchases from this page are exclusive to this project and a portion of the price will go directly to the Barbuda Relief Network.