Owner and Curator, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Robin Holliday began her professional life as an analyst working in the area of National Security. After 26 years, Ms. Holliday decided to leave her career to pursue her life-long dream, to embark on her own personal journey as an artist and art gallery owner. In 2009, she created HorseSpirit Arts.
As a collector of rocks & minerals her entire life, Ms. Holliday started designing and creating one-of-a-kind pieces of gemstone jewelry. She uses sterling silver, sterling silver-plated, or 24K gold-covered wire & findings in all her work. She also creates crystal suncatchers and mobiles.
In 2013, Ms. Holliday opened HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, a small, one-room gallery where she exhibited her artwork and that of a few local artists. In 2015, she moved HorseSpirit Arts Gallery to Main Street in Old Ellicott City, MD. On Main Street, the Gallery grew to represent over 40 local artists. Unfortunately, after suffering significant losses in two devastating flash floods in 2016 and 2018, Ms. Holliday decided to leave Old Ellicott City. In November 2018, she reopened HorseSpirit Arts Gallery at Historic Savage Mill in Savage, MD, where she now represents over 45 local artists.
Ms. Holliday designed HorseSpirit Arts Gallery to reflect her beliefs and provide guests with a place to remember the goodness and beauty of life. The Gallery’s sales focus on uplifting art created by local artists who are talented and kind souls. The gallery includes paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, mosaics, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, fiber, and wearable art.
• Education: Master of Science, Nuclear Engineering (Minor Mathematics), NCSU, 1986; Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University (NCSU), 1983
• Personal Honors and Awards: Appointment to JHU Applied Physics Laboratory Principal Professional Staff, 2007; Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award, 1995; Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) Phil E. DePoy Award for Analytical Excellence, 1996
Ms. Holliday lives in Columbia, MD, with her wonderful husband, Dr. Max Crownover – also an Artist in the Gallery and a cherished blessing in her life. They share their home with two golden retrievers and four cats.