Mim Robson is an artist, crafts-person and creative workshop facilitator based in York, UK.
Having grown up in the Yorkshire countryside, nature and the natural world inspires a lot of Mim's work. Mim creates land art and ephemeral artworks using materials from nature, ranging from delicate and vibrant floral mandalas, to huge scale beach artworks. Mim uses photography to capture these creations at their peak, before they fade or wash away.
Growing up, Mim developed a background in textile craft; she then furthered this by completing a national diploma in 3D Design Craft at York College. Since then she has engaged in her passion for craft by taking various craft courses, learning wood carving, stained glass work, willow weaving, to name a few, and now has a broad range of skills which she integrates into her own art and craft-making, as well as sharing with others.
Later, Mim worked and studied in community and youth work, before completing a degree from the University of Derby in Creative Expressive Therapies. Through this Mim furthered her knowledge, understanding and experience in facilitating meaningful, safe and therapeutic creative sessions in a range of contexts. This underpins all of the creative events, socials and workshops that Mim now runs, as well as her own art-making.
During and after university, Mim worked as a henna artist at festivals and events. During this time she developed experience in running a creative business, and an artistic interest in pattern, symmetry and the concept of ephemeral art emerged, which runs through much of her current work.
Having completed her degree, Mim began making art full time, working primarily with natural materials and land art. In 2016 Mim was selected as an emerging artist in North Yorkshire Open Studios, and exhibited her work in a woodland. Following this Mim began running art workshops and freelancing in community arts, and arts and health roles. In 2017 Mim was selected as an artist in York Open Studios, and shortly after was selected as one of 12 emerging artists on Art& Show's RAW Talent programme.
In June 2018, Mim set up Keeping it Crafty. With a focus on learning new skills, building a positive creative network or community, and encouraging creative expression, Keeping it Crafty runs monthly Crafty Socials in York, craft workshops, and a range of other events and get togethers.
Alongside running Keeping it Crafty, and some creative freelance sessions, Mim is currently working on furthering her own art-making, collaborating on creating stop motion videos using natural materials, developing her sand art ideas and continuing with an environmental beach clean project. For updates on her current work, and works in progress, please visit the blog page of this website.
To view Mim's Artist's CV please click here.