Hi, I am Robyn!
I am a local artist based in Canmore, Alberta, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Balance Explore brand is inspired by my love for the outdoors and blends art with function.
My colourful designs merge classic natural elements with vibrant colours, creating a fresh take on the familiar. Exploring the mountains, lakes, and river valleys inspires me to create images that reflect my passion for the outdoors. My functional art engages each individual with their own sense of adventure and connection with nature. Proud to be Canadian, my products are sourced as close to home as possible, often partnering with local suppliers.
Traveling through all of Canada and the world - over 35 countries and counting - has provided me with as much of a life education as my degree in Cultural Anthropology. On any given day you can find me hiking a mountain pass, climbing up a rock wall, practicing yoga beside the river, or cross-country skiing with friends. You might also run into me cycling around town or at a local café sipping tea.
Being a small business, I am a big proponent of supporting local whenever possible, without compromising product quality.
All my images are hand drawn in Canmore, AB. They are then printed onto a host of different products that I source from home in Canmore. I work with suppliers across Canada in places like Calgary, Sylvan Lake, Edmonton, and Toronto.
Living in a beautiful mountain town makes me appreciate the environment so much. I try to make environmentally-conscious choices for my business, such as printing my packaging cards on recycled paper, using recycled plastic sleeves, and partnering with companies and clients that hold similar values to mine.
When shipping, I re-purpose cardboard, envelopes, and paper to send my creations to their new homes.
I am striving to be as sustainable as possible and I welcome any suggestions on eco-friendly printing options or packaging companies.
We only get 1 world to live in!