For 31 years Robin Slow taught art at Golden Bay High School in Takaka. The teaching of art was a major focus for him but in turn it provided a learning and development opportunity for his own work and progression. Along with this also, was the extensive work that he has done with the whanau at Onetahua Marae. Producing murals, traditional instruments, weaving, kowhaiwhai and carving, while having overall responsibility for the design and layout of the wharenui. Painting as an individualistic process, took over mainly as a means of recording visually the learning process and the discoveries that had been explored over these preparatory years of developing the marae. However, once his paintings were discovered as part of this artistic preparatory catalogue, they became the feature of a large solo show which then became the explosive beginning of his successful exhibiting career.
Eight years ago he resigned his Art Teaching position in order to concentrate on his own full time image making. This full time art career has been exhaustively busy and Robin has been involved in numerous sold out solo and group exhibitions around the country, including a recent travelling public gallery exhibition. His works are in many private and public collections including a large triptych in the company of the young Royals (Harry and Meaghan) who visited the country in 2018.