Instructor, Bobbi Boyd

Image: “The Courtesan”, by Vincent Van Gogh, 1887.

Many of us are familiar with Van Gogh’s iconic paintings, but some may not know how much he was influenced by Japanese art.  After seeing several Japanese works in Paris and other areas of Europe, he modernized his style with bright colors, 2 dimensional figures, and symbolic portrayals of the world.  Instructor Bobbi Boyd is back for another Art Getaway class, and will show you Japanese art through Van Gogh’s eyes.  Each student will complete a simple image in watercolor, in the style of Van Gogh.  This is an all level art class, with no art experience required.  All supplies are provided, ages 16 and up are welcome.

Bobbi Boyd

Bobbi’s Story:

Bobbi is a fine artist from Laguna Beach, California who recently relocated to Bastrop because she was drawn to its colorful history, beauty, and interesting mix of locals. She sees an endless supply of things to paint!  A child of military people, Bobbi was born in Augsburg Germany and lived in the Bavarian Alps the first three years of her life. Also living in to Japan, Hawaii, and various locales in the US have strongly influenced her world view and vision.  Bobbi’s work celebrates cultures and travel themes that are often are international.   In 2000 art went from being a part-time interest to a full-time passion, and Bobbi went to Laguna College of Art and design to get her BFA in fine art. While still attending school, Bobbi was accepted into the prestigious exhibition of Laguna’s Festival of Art, and was an exhibitor for 4 years. During that time, she discovered her gift and passion for teaching art.  She maintained a studio gallery in Laguna, and exhibited her work as well as taught workshops and tutored small groups and individuals. Bobbi also painted her way through Ireland and went to Thailand on a mission’s trip. She rode an elephant who left the line and headed for the pond, but that’s another story.



  • September 21, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm