Tarot Tuesday: Robin Wood

I just wanted to say a few words about Robin Wood, whom we lost to cancer (and after a terrible bout with COVID) on April 19th. She was 67 years old. I think it’s telling of the respect I had for her as an artist as her Tarot was the second deck I showcased on Tarot Tuesday after its relaunch. It is her deck that is in my messenger bag right now. It’s the deck I have carried with me on countless paranormal investigations. Her art was clear, concise, and had that enigmatic ‘pop’ so many artists lack.

I think it was her spirit that made her art so special. She was ‘one of us’, a nature-loving spell-casting witch who illustrated a number of beautiful book covers for Llewellyn, particularly the books of Scott Cunningham. I loved Scott’s work, but let’s be honest here, I picked them up because of those covers.

She also illustrated the works of Anne McCaffery and a whole host of fantasy art for TSR. Her work was ever-present in my life and I appreciated her and her talent beyond measure.

She had health problems for years. While I am sorry she is gone, I take comfort in that she is beyond all pain and suffering, and that she left behind a legacy that will be cherished for years to come.

Godspeed, Sweet Robin. Enjoy your wings…

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