Patricia Dobson
The Visitor

oil on belgian linen mounted on board
10h x 10w in
25.40h x 25.40w cm

Hummingbirds and Rainbows

oil on belgian linen
14 x 16 in
(35.56h x 40.64w cm)

San Ildefonso Morning

oil on canvas
30 x 24 in
(76.2h x 60.96w cm)

The Apache Awl Case

oil on linen board
14 x 10 in
(35.56h x 25.4w cm)

The Blue Swallowtail-SOLD

oil on linen
14h x 18w in
35.56h x 45.72w cm

The War Horse

oil on linen board
36h x 24w in
91.44h x 60.96w cm


Patricia Dobson, b. 1947, Sacramento, California

An avid collector of American Indian art and artifacts, Patricia Dobson paints cultural objects of the Southwest, Plains Indians and wildlife.  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 life as a professional artist in 1975.  With her  focus on Native American themes, she moved to Arizona with her two boys in the mid 1985.

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