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

Autumn Glory
Autumn Glory

Oil | 36 x 24 | 9BM62 | Sold

Season's Last Snow
Season's Last Snow

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

Winter Night
Winter Night

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

Retreating Storm
Retreating Storm

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

Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge

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

Dreamer
Dreamer

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

Lone Pine
Lone Pine

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

Ravens
Ravens

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

Mountain Spring
Mountain Spring

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

Big Horn
Big Horn

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

Fireflies Over Wetland
Fireflies Over Wetland

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

Wild Mustangs
Wild Mustangs

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

Birch Trees
Birch Trees

Oil | 30 x 24 | 9BM87 | $1100 Unframed

Sojourn
Sojourn

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

Night Flight 2
Night Flight 2

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

Blue Mesa
Blue Mesa

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

Prairie Bison
Prairie Bison

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

Coyote Fence
Coyote Fence

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

Spider Web
Spider Web

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

Summer Field
Summer Field

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

Lupine
Lupine

Oil | 20 x 24 | 9BM69 | Sold

Dandelions In The Wind
Dandelions In The Wind

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

Hillside In Spring
Hillside In Spring

Oil | 30 x 40 | 9BM45 | Sold

Butterflies
Butterflies

Oil | 30 x 15 | 9BM68 | Sold

Icy Waters
Icy Waters

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

Logs
Logs

Oil | 30 x 22 | 9BM63 | Sold

Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock

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

Approaching Storm
Approaching Storm

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

Storm Brewing
Storm Brewing

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

Thunderhead
Thunderhead

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

Lanterns
Lanterns

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