Sonoma County painter, Bobette Barnes, combines brush and palette knife in her energetic compositions of the local terrain. Her legacy series is a beautiful tribute to the plum orchards that once graced the local landscape.
Bobbette Barnes finds beauty in gnarled old vines and plum blossoms that once blanketed our hills and valleys.
Barnes' artistic career started in the metal and fiber arts after attending the California State University Long Beach and the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS
California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA., Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel Mississippi, Star of the Republic Museum, Washington, TX., Municipal Art Gallery, Jackson, MI., Delta State University, Cleveland, MI., Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA., The White House, Washington, D.C. Santa Rosa City Council Chambers, CA., Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA., Motorola Offices, Rohnert Park, CA., University Library Gallery, Sonoma State University, CA.
Bobette Barnes oil on canvas 40 x 20" diptych
Autumn Pond oil on canvas 36 x 60"
Bobette Barnes oil on canvas 30 x 40"