About Bobbe: “ What I dream of is capturing the wholesomeness and purity of the hardworking rural people through their implements, animals, and vehicles.
I work in both oils and watercolors, but prefer oil paint for its luminosity, richness and depth of color. Linen is my canvas of choice because it provides some innate texture. I draw with charcoal on the canvas and then use both knives and brushes to create texture and keep a smooth surface. I often paint from 3 to 5 layers to create the depth and color I want.
I am inspired by the hardworking farmers and ranchers in Southwest Colorado. I have lived on a farm for over 40 years and appreciate the self-sufficiency this lifestyle offers. I want to capture on canvas this area’s natural beauty, the historic farm buildings and vehicles left to rust in the environment, as well as the domestic animals that help support this lifestyle.”