Jack C. Hobbs FAIA

"My son Daniel got a job as a river guide on the Rio Grande. We co-piloted a four day cross country trip. Our destination was Terlingua, Texas located at the entrance to Big Bend National Park, one of the most remote of all the National Parks in the lower forty eight. I spent every day, all day, standing in the desert at the foot of the Chisos Mountains attempting to capture the ever changing values and chroma. These studies are the evidence of that wonderful trip with my son. Daniel has just started a job on the Salmon River in Salmon, Idaho."

"Growing up in the Ohio River Valley, I developed a sensitivity toward the landscape of the surrounding farmlands. These landscape impressions have remained with me and have become the primary influence and focus of my work. Receiving a degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame’s Beaux Arts based design program, my architectural design curricula was augmented with a focus in the fine arts. This and a year living abroad and studying in Rome Italy, provided a foundation for my obsession with the fine art of painting.
As I developed a successful Real Estate Project Management company, I continued to paint on weekends, holidays and vacations, catching a few hours early in the morning and late in the evening around family activities. The business was purchased in 2014 which has allowed me to pursue painting full time.
Key in the development of my painting skills and methodology, particularly plein air work, I owe a great deal to those painters who have been my mentors; especially Charles Movalli, Charles Sovek, Carolyn Anderson, Skip Whitcomb, and Ned Jacob. Each of these artist has a long tradition with outdoor painting and a direct connection to some of the great painters of our time. I am honored by that connection."

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"Burro  Mesa Trail"
gouache, 6"x8"

 

"Chisos Basin #2"
gouache, 6"x8"
SOLD

 

"Chisos Early Morning"
gouache, 6"x8"

 

"Entrance Santa Elena Canyon"
gouache, 6"x8"

 

"Rio Grande Low Water"
gouache, 6"x8"

 

"Tuff Canyon #2"
gouache, 6"x8"

 

"Boquillas Canyon Entrance"
oil, 6"x8"

 

"Burro Mesa"
oil, 6"x8"

 

"Chisos Basin"
oil, 6"x8"

 

"Emory Peak"
oil, 6"x8"

 

  "Rio Grande"
oil, 6"x8"

 

"The Window"
oil, 6"x8"

 

"Tuff Canyon"
oil, 6"x8"

 

  "View Toward Santa Elena Canyon"
oil, 6"x8"