Robin B. Keys was born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, having taken many art classes along the way. After a brief time in the financial industry, she lived in Kyoto, Japan where she studied Shotokan karate and taught university students English. Upon her return to The States, she enjoyed an exciting career in sports marketing. First, she was part of the Sports Marketing Group at Frankel, Marketing and Promotions Agency in Chicago, where she met her husband. With the mutual goal of living in Colorado, she was especially motivated for the opportunity to work at the United States Olympic Committee (Colorado Springs). She developed programs for the Sydney Summer Games and the Salt Lake City Winter Games. Once their son was born, Robin was able to enjoy being a parent as her primary role. She established Robin Keys (freelance) Design in 2006. Her photography, graphic design and illustrations can be seen in corporate communication, logos and personal projects.
She first turned to the camera in earnest to “cope with” watching her son play baseball. Baseball is still one of her favorite things to photograph along with nature, and people. Keys’ photographs have been awarded nationally and regionally: American Photographic Artists/LA, American Photographic Artists/ SF,
Gilpin County Arts 74th Annual juried show, The Curated Fridge Summer 2022.
Her visual art explores how she has always experienced the world in terms of shape, color, line, texture and proportion and with love for the outdoors. She finds the commonalities in a variety of nature’s settings endlessly interesting and emotional... always in conversation with human experience.
Robin's illustrations often combine natural elements and shapes in unexpected or surreal ways playing with size, texture, color and proportion. Always inquisitive of time, space and awareness of the universe being a part of all of us.
Robin lives in Colorado with her husband, now-in-college son, and their Weimerhound. She enjoys being outdoors (always with a camera), family, mountain biking with friends, music and sports.