Bobbie Markeson

A Nebraska native, Bobbie Markeson has always been influenced by the wide vistas of the prairie. She was born in Omaha, but spent many weekends at a friend’s farm. She loved the peaceful landscape of the farm, but for her it was an exciting experience too; shape and color were all important, and she stored away these memories.

 

In 1960, Markeson moved to the Southwest, and began a serious career in painting. The colors were even brighter, the country more vast and she was thrilled by the intense light and changing skies. She watched the storms come and go. All this created an emotional response which is transferred to her paintings. Markeson often breaks the rules of color, perspective and shape. “Sometimes it just makes a better painting”. She sees the landscape in abstract form, with an  expressionist approach.

 

When the figure is her subject, Markeson uses the same vibrant colors in a more realistic style — still contemporary in feeling.

 

Markeson graduated with a BFA from The University of Nebraska. After moving to El Paso, Texas in 1960 she studied with Jan Herring and William Kolliker as well as Ruth Tears in Dallas, Texas. Markeson has also taught individual and group workshops in the Dallas area. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Dry Arroyo
Dry Arroyo

Oil | 30 x 24 | 9BM99 | $1100 Unframed

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Autumn Glory
Autumn Glory

Oil | 36 x 24 | 9BM62 | Sold

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Season's Last Snow
Season's Last Snow

Oil | 24 x 18 | 9BM102 | $700 Unframed

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Winter Night
Winter Night

Oil | 16 x 12 | 9BM94 | $600 Unframed

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Retreating Storm
Retreating Storm

Oil | 20 x 20 | 9BM96 | $700 Unframed

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Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge

Oil | 24 x 24 | 9BM95 | $900 Unframed

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Dreamer
Dreamer

Oil | 24 x 18 | 9BM101 | $700 Unframed

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Lone Pine
Lone Pine

Oil | 20 x 24 | 9BM98 | $800 Unframed

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Ravens
Ravens

Oil | 24 x 20 | 9BM86 | $800 Unframed

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Mountain Spring
Mountain Spring

Oil | 24 x 24 | 9BM493 | $900 Unframed

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Big Horn
Big Horn

Oil | 20 x 24 | 9BM90 | $800 Unframed

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Fireflies Over Wetland
Fireflies Over Wetland

Oil | 24 x 24 | 9BM92 | $900 Unframed

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Wild Mustangs
Wild Mustangs

Oil | 30 x 15 | 9BM91 | $850 Unframed

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Aspen
Aspen

Oil | 30 x 24 | 9BM87 | Sold

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Sojourn
Sojourn

Oil | 36 x 24 | 9BM89 | $1200 Unframed

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Night Flight 2
Night Flight 2

Oil | 40 x 30 | 9BM88 | $1500 Unframed

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Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa

Oil | 24 x 24 | 9BM84 | $900 Unframed

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Prairie Bison
Prairie Bison

Oil | 24 x 28 | 9BM100 | $700 Unframed

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Coyote Fence
Coyote Fence

Oil | 36 x 24 | 9BM71 | $1200 Unframed

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Spider Web
Spider Web

Oil | 30 x 24 | 9BM74 | $1100 Unframed

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Summer Field
Summer Field

Oil | 20 x 24 | 9BM77 | $800 Unframed

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Lupine
Lupine

Oil | 20 x 24 | 9BM69 | Sold

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Dandelions In The Wind
Dandelions In The Wind

Oil | 30 x 40 | 9BM59 | $1400 Unframed

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Hillside In Spring
Hillside In Spring

Oil | 30 x 40 | 9BM45 | Sold

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Butterflies
Butterflies

Oil | 30 x 15 | 9BM68 | Sold

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Icy Waters
Icy Waters

Oil | 30 x 24 | 9BM61 | $1100 Unframed

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Logs
Logs

Oil | 30 x 22 | 9BM63 | Sold

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Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock

Oil | 24 x 18 | 9BM46 | $800 Unframed

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Approaching Storm
Approaching Storm

Oil | 24 x 30 | 9BM56 | $800 Unframed

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Storm Brewing
Storm Brewing

Oil | 18 x 24 | 9BM47 | $800 Unframed

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Thunderhead
Thunderhead

Oil | 24 x 30 | 9BM29 | $1200 Unframed

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Lanterns
Lanterns

Oil | 24 x 12 | 9BM43 | $750 Unframed

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