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Member Gallery: Bobbye West Thompson

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Artist’s Statement

thompson photoBobbye is a fourth generation Californian, having lived most of her adult life in various coastal cities.  After earning her BA (CalState Northridge) and MA (UC Santa Barbara), she taught in the public and private sectors for several years.  As a Management Trainer for the hotel industry, she had the opportunity to travel the state expanding her love of all things natural.  She created art projects for “The Big Blue Marble” children’s TV program, and later authored “Art Aardvark”, published by The Learning Works.  For twelve years, she owned California Learning Center, tutoring students in reading, math and SAT preparation.  

Although her passion for art is lifelong, career demands left little time to pursue personal artistic endeavors.  She is basically self taught.  After retiring, she participated in several  workshops and began to develop her own techniques and style.  She has been accepted into juried shows in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Luis Obispo and Coos Bay, OR.   

She currently resides in Los Osos with her husband, two dogs and the “homeowner”, Cat.

 

Bobbye can be reached via email: bobbyethompson@charter.net