Welcome to Carol Hobbs’ painting. I hope you enjoy these different visions of reality in oil and ink. A little bit about me …
Based in Ringgold, Georgia, I have been painting in oil and acrylic for 16 years and have practiced the art of sumi-e brush painting for 8 years. Master teachers Dorothy Fitzgerald, Sandra Babb, and Durinda Cheek provided me with a solid beginning in oil. As for sumi-e, the art of Asian brush painting, I am self-taught, but give much credit to excellent texts by Susan Frame and Leslie Tseng-Tseng Yu.
The subjects I love to paint are skies, foliage, and abstracts. Skies are a never-ending riot of shape and color and never cease to amaze. Foliage, both native and tropical, also amazes with absurd variety in color, shape and texture. Abstraction is a wild blind journey with paint and canvas that either delights or disappoints.
I have enjoyed serving as exhibit coordinator and participating artist for several exhibits. The venues for those exhibits include St Paul’s Exum Gallery in Chattanooga, The Gallery at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, North River Civic Center in Hixson, Tennessee, Chattanooga Theatre Centre and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga, among others. I am the founding member of the North Georgia Sky Painters Society and a member of the Sumi-e Society of America. My painting “Bamboo Joy” appears on the cover of the winter 2016 issue of the Society’s quarterly journal.
• North Georgia Sky Painters Society • 25 exhibits, 2010-15
• East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists • 3 exhibits, 2014-15
• Verdant: a Celebration of Foliage • 3 exhibits, 2015
— Carol H. Hobbs