Biography

Bobbie's professional career has spanned over 30 years focusing on leading acrylic art classes and workshops. Bobbie studied with many accomplished wildlife artists and her techniques are a combination of her studies and self-taught practices.  In 2015 Bobbie became a juried 'active member' of the Federation of Canadian Artists.  Bobbie concentrates on wildlife, and it is the appreciation of nature's simple beauty that ignites new works of art.   Each painting evolves and is inspired by the Cariboo lifestyle she enjoys. It is a daily occurance for her to witness eagles and osprey soaring above the tree tops.  Squirrels and chipmunks scampering along the rockery in her yard while deer, moose and fox pass through a she tours the gardens to see the newest blossoms open to the sunshine.  In the classroom Bobbie teaches not only the anatomy of animals and birds but the habitat in which they live.  The classroom is a creative place where students can always find peace, hope and joy in every brush stroke.  Bobbie's goal is for every painting to tell a story and to touch people in ways nothing else can.

Bobbie is an active volunteer and member of Ducks Unlimited, 100 Mile and District Arts Council, Chairperson 100 Mile Art Crawl 2019/20, and the Cariboo Artist Guild.

Bobbie successfully exhibited solo shows at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House, Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, and Quesnel Art Gallery (all in British Columbia).  Several of her paintings have been juried into exhibitions for the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery in Vancouver.