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Bobbie McKibbin

Bobbie McKibbin is well known for her stunning pastels of the landscapes of rural Iowa and mountainous Montana. Former Des Moines Register visual arts critic Eliot Nusbaum commented more than a decade ago about McKibbin 's intuitive sense of place. "He wrote McKibbin is interested in investigating the character of the landscape and what makes each of these locations unique . . .(doing it) through . . .(a) feel for the place, accomplished with a multitude of sense(s) other than visual but which in the end enhance the visual sense. As a result, we get a strong feeling of McKibbin s reaction to the physical world and a good starting point for us to start feeling that world. " This intuitive and illuminating spirit of McKibbin lifts each rendering of a specific place to a reassuring confirmation of both the beauty of nature and value of an artistic depiction of it. Bobbie 's work is in over 50 corporate collections, 10 museums or academic settings and she has commissioned pieces in banks, hotels, hospitals, and other public buildings. Bobbie was born in Philadelphia, graduated with an MFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She retired in 2007 after teaching art for over 30 years at Grinnell College in Iowa. An article on Bobbie and her artwork was the cover story of the February 2013 issue of Pastel Journal.

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KOOTENAI CREEK
Media: Pastel
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $2,500.00

MOONLIT HAY BALES
Media: Pastel
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $2,500.00

WINTER LIGHT THROUGH TREES
Media: Pastel
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $2,500.00


VALLEY BARN
Media: Pastel
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $2,500.00

AUTUMN FIELDS
Media: Pastel
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $2,500.00

GREEN GATE
Media: Pastel
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $2,500.00


CLOUDS
Media: Pastel
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $2,500.00

IOWA SKY
Media: Pastel
Dimensions: 18 x 26
Price: $2,000.00
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