Robin Longerbeam was born and raised in New York. Although primarily self-taught, she attended the Art Student's League in Manhattan. In addition she has attended an eclectic mix of art classes, exploring oil painting, water colors, jewelry making and welding. In her current work, influences from nature as well as man-made objects come together with the emphasis on the interactions of the past, present & future. Her painting is a reflection of this dynamic, using simple shapes and colors to create a rich and complex vision of the world. Her works are suffused with layers, textures, and subtle gradations of hue and form. Her hope is that the viewer will be pulled into a calmer, more rational and gentler world.