Name: Robin Whitfield, DSU graduate 1996, BFA in painting and drawing
Profession: artist/naturalist/teacher and founder of the Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp Natural Area
Accomplishments: expanding and exploring public land year round, both off trail or with a kayak as artist and naturalist finding fresh ways to share my findings with others in creative workshops, outdoor adventures, conservation projects, and events around the state of Mississippi.
Goals: To practice painting and art making as a way to better understand nature and natural process as a lifelong learner and encourage others to overcome fears through curiosity and the active pursuit of beauty through conservation projects.
Advice: Turn off your phone. Go outside.
Philosophy: “Pay Attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – Mary Oliver