Private art lessons that Margaret Dobbins received as a child began her strong sense of color that has enhanced over the years, along with inspiration and confidence from an outstanding college design professor.
I have been a working artist for over 35 years. Currently I am using subtle pattern in my paintings as an experiment to expand and find new ways of developing my work. Margaret Dobbins
Growing up in Southeast Texas and exploring through the woods near her home started Margaret's connection with nature. Many of her paintings are derived from abstractions of landform shapes, moving water or just the sight of a half-eaten leaf beginning to wither, that could suggest an interesting design. At other times inspirations come from her need to work intuitively and see how color composition will evolve.