The Art of Patience

Black & White, A collection of interviews with artists from around the globe

Non-Fiction - Cultural
232 Pages
Reviewed on 02/22/2016
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Author Biography

Born on the east coast of New Zealand, Antonia is a Self published artist, as a child she was very high into writing and continuously wrote poetry and small short stories of which everyone enjoyed. In 2010 she went to radio broadcasting school at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga New Zealand which did not get her to far as a career just some script writing for some adverts un amused she decided to focus on a different path struggling for a couple of years trying to figure out what to do. She decided to focus on her passions of art and writing and recently began writing seriously and followed her long time dream by self publishing her first poetry book Poems of one's mind followed by the sequel poetry for deeper thoughts. Very recently she has published a community project art book called The art of patience and continues to write with a burning passion.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers' Favorite

If you are an aspiring artist, an art student, or someone who creates art as a hobby, The Art of Patience: Black and White by Antonia Robinson is perfect, as it allows you to get inspiration from similar artists at a similar stage in their career as yourself. It is a book of interviews with young artists, mostly in their teens and early twenties, but there are artists who are as young as thirteen or as old as in their fifties! Although the questions are the same for all artists, the answers show how diverse this field is. Covering topics like style, reason for creating, advice for beginners, or whether you should go to art school, the answers are personal to each artist involved, proving that there isn’t a right or wrong answer. The book starts with Robinson’s story about how she became an artist and there are also other chapters in between interviews such as ‘Mistakes are meant to be made’ or ‘Art and patience,’ where we get to see Robinson’s art.

Covering drawing, 3D art, cartoons, Manga, fine art, photography and illustrations, The Art of Patience: Black and White by Antonia Robinson is interesting, proving that the world of art is as diverse as the number of artists who create and live for art. The book is packed with images of the artists and of Robinson’s work as well. As all the answers are written in the first person, the book feels authentic and tangible. Some answers are more elaborate than others, depending on the questions and the artists’ circumstances, thus making the book relatable.