Northwest Artist Robin Panzer uses her own unique style of the Japanese art form, Chigirie, a technique that involves using small hand torn pieces of Thai and Japanese paper to create beautiful images. Robin creates her animal and landscape art completely from hand torn paper without the use of paint.
Observers can’t help but notice Robin’s deep spiritual connection to the animals she creates. She is known for eyes that are so realistic they capture the souls of the animals she has brought to life in her art.
Robin’s sought after commissions are often booked out 2 years in advance and her art has been featured in fine art galleries, art magazines and boutiques.
In keeping with her great passion, animal rescue, she donates $1 for every new fan “like” to her Facebook Artist Studio Page, Robin Panzer Art ( https://www.facebook.com/RobinPanzerArt )
When I was 5 years old I fashioned ashtrays out of mud, painted them and sold them door to door to my neighbors, lucky for me I had encouraging neighbors. I've always had the urge to create and to share what I create with the people around me.
I began creating Chigirie/Hand Torn Paper Art in In 2011, it was an accidental discovery. I was asked to contribute a piece of art for a rescue animal auction benefit. I knew that many artist were donating paintings and I wanted to create something unique for the cause. I had recently been gifted a box of handmade Thai and Japanese papers, thus my first hand torn paper (Chigirie) piece was born. It caused quite a stir and I've been a busy lady turning out hand torn paper portraits, memorials and art pieces ever since.
My Clients are often amazed by the incredible texture that the handmade papers impart to their portraits giving the appearance and texture of fur and feathers.
I love the personal connection of working with my clients to create a portrait that truly captures the personality of their special pet and lucky me, more often than not my clients turn into dear friends after we embark on this creative journey together.
I am a huge rescue animal advocate, I have 3 wonderful dogs who rescued me!
From Paper Arts Magazine
“People are amazed by the incredible textures she creates from torn paper giving the appearance and texture of lifelike fur and feathers.”
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the mighty Columbia River with my amazing husband and an awesome Son.