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Hi, I'm Bobbe Jones OPA 

Every artist strives to develop the style, technique and consistency that makes them stand out. After decades of structured classes, independent study and experimentation, I found my niche in creating paintings that reflect rural farming and ranching in beautiful southwest Colorado. 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.

Career Highlights:

I am basically a self-taught artist who took drawing, painting, art history, and pottery classes in college. I have studied techniques in Artist magazine articles, artist biographies, first-hand observations at art galleries, and experimentation. I am affiliated with Oil Painters of America, Alla Prima Painters, American Art Collectors, Xanadu Gallery Catalogue and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). In April 2022, I was the featured art on Colorful Colorado Creatives FB page and selected as Artist of the Day by NAWA for June 2022.

Originals and prints are available at Artisans of Mancos Art Gallery, 101 Grand Ave, Mancos, CO 81328. Artisans was voted #2 in the 2022 Best of Montezuma County competition. 

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.



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