Cynthia Colosimo Robbins

Forteau, Labrador

My name is Cynthia Colosimo Robbins and I live in Forteau, Labrador. I studied drawing and printmaking at university, and now I do illustration work, mostly for heritage projects. Most of my work is done on contract.

I have illustrated several Labrador children’s books. My books are on sale at tourism locations. Polar Bear in the Rock and The Man Who Married a Beaver (co-illustrated by Jolene Ashini) are available from the Labrador Institute. Anguti’s Amulet and How Dog Became a Friend are available from Flanker Press. I am currently working on a new book for NunatuKavut’s Treaty of 1765 celebrations.

I also illustrate a series of wildlife placemats and posters produced by Intervale Associates.

I come from a family of crafters and I make jewellery and silk paintings, mostly for family gifts. I also occasionally make dolls. I am very interested in learning new craft skills and would love to learn more about making jewellery.