Bobbi Kelly has a BA in Art from the University of Idaho, where she was fortunate to have outstanding instructors George Roberts and Alf Dunn. A retired high school art teacher, she has focused her own art interest in the area of watercolor for many years, is an active member of Palouse Watercolor Socius in Moscow, as well a merit member of the Idaho Watercolor Society. She participates in juried art exhibits and festivals throughout the Northwest, and her award-winning paintings appear in private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe.
Kelly believes it's not the subject itself that's most important in a painting, but rather the way the subject is interpreted, presenting the viewer with a new way of thinking about ordinary things, whether those things are landscapes, still-life objects, or people. Her more abstracted images reflect a love of experimentation with color and design elements. Most recently, she has been enjoying using collage elements in her paintings.
Many of Bobbi's paintings, including many of familiar local and regional subjects, are available as prints and note cards. Please contact Bobbi for more information.
The first painting below, "In the Arboretum" won second place in the 2020 Palouse Plein Air competition.