How did you get started?


I always loved oil paintings and decided I wanted to try doing it.


How did you get started?

I always loved oil paintings and decided I wanted to try doing it. I bought four tubes of oil paint and painted a carrot and a head of lettuce on the lid of a shoebox. I showed it to my sister, Betty, and she laughed and laughed and laughed, so I decided to take some lessons and began at Stone Chimney in Wichita and took instruction. (Doris Hawkey gave her her first lessons at Stone Chimney.) (With) every painting, I do learn something. You learn from your mistakes.

 

Describe a memorable moment from your pursuit of art and/or any schooling:

A few years ago, I received a call from an art collector in Florida who had purchased two or three of many paintings from an estate sale. He told me he liked my work. That gave me a lot of confidence. I do a lot of paintings from people who give me orders on consignment. I’ve sold some at The Breadbasket where I have some displayed.

 

How can people contact you if they want to purchase a painting?

Call her at 217-3337.

 

More about

Bobbie

AGE and town: Too old, Newton

type of FINE art you’re involved in: Oils (landscape, flowers, fruit and portraits)

How long have you been doing this?: Started in the 1960s

What do you like about your art? Taking a blank canvas and creating something with color, distance and depth. It’s challenging and somewhat rewarding. It’s a great hobby.