Rising to the Surface (2020)
first to enable a very loose and free approach because it's nearly impossible to paint tight and stiff using the "wrong" hand,
second I'm going through issues with my right hand and with restriction in my country right now due to Covid19 I have been unable to get them corrected.
As an artist it is impossible NOT to create so, tada, I use my left hand!
This painting epitomizes the idea of overcoming restrictions.
Bobbie O’Toole is a California Artist who grew up in New Yorks’ City Island and with encouragement by her family and childhood teachers and instructors learned the joy art could bring.
In the mid 50's Bobbie moved to Arizona and after high school attended Arizona State University. She was mentored by locally known artist Joseph Gatti of Scottsdale.
After marriage, Bobbie moved to the Los Angeles area and from 1965 she worked in corporate America till 2007. Upon retirement and a long illness requireing care taking and the eventual death of her husband, she returned to her first love drawing and painting and has been devoted to her art ever since.
Bobbie currently lives and works in her home studio in Sunland California.
Angeles Crest Art Guild
California Art Club
Light Space and Time Gallery on line competitions multiple months 2016-2019
Art Ascent Magazine February Edition 2019
Fusion Art completion 2nd palace Women's Art 2019