Frankii is the pseudonym for Virginia Robin’s inner artist, who’s reluctant emergence into the art world happened after being confronted with a very large piece of paper in the form of an A3 art book that her partner Tim presented to her for Christmas in 2021.
The somewhat ridiculous terror of the blank space surprised her more than would ordinarily, be considered ‘normal’ in the circumstances, so she decided to explore that terror by taking a local art class that Tim thought, with good humour, would be just the thing she needed! That reluctant visit to art class soon dispelled her self-imposed myths. Frankii emerged, exploring what might be her style.
Frankii had been in hiding.
Frankii remembers her passion for art at a young age. Her high school art teacher praised her abstract works. Yet in those days being an artist wasn’t the career move of parental choice. It took a childhood incident that tucked Frankii away, hidden for good. One where a favourite piece of her art was destroyed in anger by someone she trusted. Frankii hid because she then believed “it was ‘terrifying’ to be proud of your art”. Quite an irrational belief, but one that she is now dissolving.