Lynne Robinson, better known as the INKER
Lynne has been playing with color most all of her life, loving watercolor for the tints and hues and quilting for the designs that can be created.
Dabbling in lots of different media has been enjoyable and a worthy pastime, but the vibrancy and brilliance of the colors of alcohol ink have captured her creative spirit and propelled her on her way to becoming a creator, designer – an artist.
Lynne has lived in the Newark/Elkton areas since 1969 when she arrived at the University of Delaware to become a research biologist. About 3 weeks into the first semester of Chemistry 101, she realized that biology labs and chemistry experiments were not what she was looking for. Graduating as an English major with an Education minor prepared her for teaching English, Poetry, and Creative Writing at William Penn High School for 23 years.
Part of the evolution of Lynne’s interest in art moved her to join TransArt and work with customers to choose prints and complimentary framing. Success in that field forced her into a decision – quit teaching and try selling art as a career or stay in education and have a safe income. Having a young daughter to raise helped Lynne decide that having a secure paycheck was of great value and the art business went by the wayside.
But after retiring early from education, time because less accounted for and more available – she began to dabble a little in lots of things – volunteering at Christiana Hospital as a Pastoral Assistant, teaching English as a Second Language, and reading to kids through Read Aloud Delaware.