If everyone has an element of duality to their lives, Cami Robinson’s shows up in her art. The San Diegan, who cut her teeth drawing and painting in college, makes everything from dark “end of the world” zines, to greeting cards and backdrops for weddings.
Cami dabbles in collages, watercolors, and acrylics, working within the themes of women, nature, color, and patterns. And when this babe isn’t refining her skills with personal projects, she’s working at The New Children’s Museum as a chalk artist extraordinaire, or sharing her expertise by teaching painting and color theory. Prolific would be one way to put it.
She was a smoker, but dumped the habit after experiencing some health issues. “I got sick and decided that when I felt better I could no longer enjoy smoking,” Cami explains. “I had a few relapses, but was motivated by the idea of saving money and feeling better. As of today, I've been smoke free for 10 months and counting.” Her favorite part of Commune is how it brings the community together around a solid cause. “I love how it encourages local artists, designers and musicians to get involved and share the impact that big tobacco has in a creative and non-invasive way,” she insists.
To peep Cami’s latest creations, follow her on Tumblr or Instagram. The way she’s churning out art is inspiring and will make you a believer in the idea that it’s better to create than consume.