Robin Paine was born in Kenya and educated in Spain, Ireland, the UK and the USA.
Her undergraduate Art training began in the UK at Falmouth, Cornwall and Glasgow School of Art, she received her BA degree in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art in 1980.
I first visited the city of Oaxaca in Mexico in 1996. I was struck by the charm and variety of the indigenous people of the region, many of whom wear costumes and practice traditions that have altered little over the centuries.
The idea for cat portraits was originally inspired by my Maine Coon cat “James Bond”, at a time when I was in the mood for light and comical subject matter.