Body Positive Art: Babes And Botanicals Artist, Polly Robinson


We don’t know about you all, but we’re obsessed with Olivia Campbell aka The Curvy Campbell.  So, when we came across an abstract illustration of her, we needed to know where it came from. It was then we discovered the plus size artist behind Babes And Botanicals.

Get To Know Polly Robinson of Babes And Botanicals

Why the concept, ‘Babes and Botanicals?’ What sparked that interest?

“I had a bit of time off work where I wasn’t so well, and actually during that time, I found it quite therapeutic to do some online life drawing classes."

“I think I’m going to stick with lino printing. I want to explore a bit with the style, but also different colors, different papers because it starts out quite basic and I’d like to explore it more.  I think the other thing that I’d like is to explore my platform for it to become not just my outlet, but hopefully create a community. I’d love to expand it and see where it goes.”

For now, are you sticking with the linear minimalist design or do you see yourself expanding into other mediums?

“So the life drawing classes that I was taking, they weren’t directed to necessarily improve your drawing.  They were specific kinds of classes that were more about the experience of drawing bodies of different shapes, sizes, etc." 

I remember you saying you took a life drawing class early this year. Would you say you’re professionally taught and then self-taught?

How would you say this journey has impacted you?

My mental health was struggling with lots of different stuff and being able to focus on creating this platform and the positivity and the growth that I have has really been empowering for me and given me something really positive to focus on.

What would you say body positivity means to you?

I think this is a bit of a difficult one at the moment especially on social media. There’s a lot of people who I think are in smaller sizes that have been trying to claim the body positive.

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