Robin Walker

MisCon 29 Attending Professional

Robin learned how to draw while in the sciences because basic skills and high standards were rarely taken seriously in art schools, as is still the case today. Art is generally perceived by art schools and the public as therapy or a way to socialize while one's hands are moving. The art trends of the 20th century have been seldom more then the sanctification of the inane.  Do get her started on this topic.

For all practical purposes, Robin Walker was born in the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium in New York City. It was her
playhouse of endless worlds and possibilities, and a place to walk among the stars. A real Castle of Wonders beats the hell out of imaginary ones.

Early in her career, Robin returned to AMNH as a member of the scientific staff. Since she used art as a default option for entering the sciences, she worked as a scientific and medical illustrator for a salad of institutions and publications, including Scientific American, Harvard and M.I.T.

Robin learned to draw while in the sciences because basic skills and high standards were rarely taken seriously in art schools-as is still the case today. Robin taught college level art in a quixotic attempt to remedy the situation. Art is generally perceived by art schools and the public as therapy or a way to socialize while one's hands are moving. The art trends of the 20th century have been seldom more then the sanctification of the inane. It's the twenty-first century now and the world has gone digital, where the traditional skills are largely curiosities of the past.

In 1989, Robin graduated from Antioch University Seattle with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, which took long enough. The virtues of liberal arts are apparent in the jobs she is qualified for. Such as packing crab for a winter in Dutch Harbor Alaska, where she thought she had died and gone to Hell. Currrently, Robin works as a janitor in an apartment building in Ketchian, AK.

Robin lives with her husband "Tornado", and several cats that don't like each other.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: Durlyn Alexander, Chuck Bordell, Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Michael Greytak, Vandy Hall, Joe Harris, Todd Lockwood, John Picacio, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Darrell Sweet, Robin Walker

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 29's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: Durlyn Alexander, Rob Carlos, Vandy Hall, Todd Lockwood, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Darrell Sweet, Robin Walker

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 4:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: Chuck Bordell, Vandy Hall, Joe Harris, John Picacio, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Darrell Sweet, Robin Walker

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: Vandy Hall, Joe Harris, John Picacio, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Darrell Sweet, Robin Walker

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.


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