Robbi Firestone: Biography
Robbi Firestone is a fine artist, speaker, and entrepreneur. Her mission is to connect every woman with their innate, creative genius, inspiring and empowering her at home, in community, and to serve The Greater Good with a strong, beautiful, unique voice.
Firestone is an international speaker on innovation and creativity. Called upon by Fortune 100’s to spiritual, women’s groups and non-profits, her clients include forums for Young Presidents Organization, Gold Presidents Organization, India Oil Corporation, Noetic Sciences, SCORE, United Centers for Spiritual Living, etc.
She has been featured in media by the New York Times, Worth, Parade Magazine, Los Angeles Travel, Science of Mind, Boston Herald, Seattle Times, Huffington Post, Art Business News, etc.
In Delhi India, the Honorable Harbeen Arora & The Women’s Economic Forum bestowed on Firestone the cherished award: Iconic Leaders Bettering the World for All.
An Honorary Lifetime Member of the All Ladies League, Firestone served on the Board of Trustees for the Hollywood Arts Council, and received the Dennis Seinfeld Award for community impact, among others.
Founder of Santa Fe Art Classes, Firestone’s company is rated the #1 TripAdvisor Art Class in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Having received hundreds of only 5-star reviews since 2015, she and her staff teach that, “Everyone is an Artist.”
Firestone hosts painting classes, creativity retreats and one to one instruction in person and online for clients from South Africa to Seattle, Zurich to New Zealand.
When Covid-19 hit, Firestone saw immediate need to pivot the SFAC business by filming online art instruction products and programs.
A philanthropist at heart, the global financial trauma inspired Firestone to launch a non-profit affiliate program, “Pick Your Price Painting Classes,” serving families around the globe in two ways: WITH affordable online classes to those in need (starting at $3US), and through donor/charity fundraising events.
A fine arts activist, Firestone created the first art installation focusing on infertility, especially after unsuccessful invitro-fertilization titled, “The Empty Womb.”
This massive, interactive artwork consists of 27, large scale sculptures. Constructed by combining traditional women’s work with industrial materials and invitro fertilization, medical supplies, the art provokes open, international conversation around the secret, silent, darkest aspects of medical baby-making, and the grief, rage, isolation, suicide and profound loss when one faces infertility.
Inspired by this art, Hollywood Producer Betsy Chasse filmed a documentary about Firestone and her groundbreaking art. (Chasse wrote, produced and directed the internationally best-selling film, What the Bleep Do We Know?).
In 2017, Chasse’s film and Firestone’s art premiered at the United Nations in parallel with the Commission on the Status of Women sponsored by the Global Women’s Empowerment Network international film festival in New York City.
Firestone attended Parsons School of Design, Pasadena Center of Art & Design, and graduated Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. She earned her BA at University of Washington.
Her corporate career began with roots as art director in New York City ad agencies and design firms, to film production in Los Angeles, CA where she up-leveled from Director of Development to President of a media company.
Having taught for over 25 years, Firestone is a licensed RScP Spiritual Practitioner through United Centers for Spiritual Living & Reiki Master.
As a painter, Firestone accepts very limited commissions for her “Spirit Capture Portraits” which include note-able captains of industry, entertainment and sports professionals, authors and global visionaries.
Firestone loves puppies, green hatch chili, SCUBA with sharks, true girlfriends, Payne's Gray oil paint, fireflies, travel (inner and outer), tiaras, and wriggling her toes in squishy mud.
Her studio welcomes ALL people, with Agape Love.