Patricia Joy Dobson is active/lives in Arizona, California. Patricia Dobson is known for trompe still life, figure, landscape, Native American/Indian painting.
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Biography from the Archives of askART
A painter of highly realistic Indian pottery still lifes, she works both from photos and from the actual arranged objects. Her oil paintings are characterized by unique shadow effects and surface effects that suggest old, time-worn pottery.
Biography from Trailside Galleries
Her interest in history began when she spent summers in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where she was much taken with the sensuality of the smells, colors, and textures.
She studied art at Foothills College in California and worked as an electrocardiograph technician in California while raising two children and painting in her spare time. In the mid 1980s, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and began to focus on native American themes, especially southwestern pottery.
Art of the West, May 2004
Patricia Dobson, b. 1947, Sacramento, California
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An avid collector of American Indian art and artifacts, Patricia Dobson paints cultural objects of the Southwest and Plains Indians. Dobson works both from photos she has taken and from the actual arranged objects. Her oil paintings are characterized by unique shadow effects and surface effects that suggest old, time-worn artifacts.
She studied art at Foothill College in California and worked as an electrocardiograph technician in California before turning to fine art on a full time basis in 1975. With her focus on Native American themes, she moved to Arizona with her two boys in the mid 1980's.
• Foothill College, California
• Trailside Galleries, Western Classics, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010-2014
• Desert Caballeros Museum, "A Brush with Reality", Wickenburg, AZ, 1988
• National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museums, Prix de West
• Gilcrease Museum
• Autry Museum
• National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
• Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
• National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
• Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona
• Whispering Wind, Cover, 2013
• Art of the West, May/June, 2012
• Phoenix Home & Garden, Master of the Southwest, March, 2012
• Western Art Collector, Cover, May, 2008
• Art of the West, September/October, 1997
• Art of the West, July/August, 1991
• Persimmon Hill, 1988
• Southwest Art, July, 1987
• National DAR American Heritage Competition, First Place-Painting, 2014
• National DAR American Heritage Competition, Evelyn Coles Peters Award for Excellence in Art and Sculpture, 2014
• Gilcrease Museum, Collectors Reserve, President's Choice Award, Tulsa, OK, 2014
• National First Place Winner, DAR American Heritage in Oil, 2014
• Gilcrease Museum, Presidents Choice Award, 2013
• Phoenix Home & Garden, Master of the Southwest, 2012
• Gilcrease Museum, Patrons Choice Award, 2009
• Scottsdale Artists' School Beaux Arts, People's Choice Award, 2009
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