NICKEL PLATE ARTS PRESENTS: “Awww Venice” Original Oils by Bobbi K Samples

NICKEL PLATE ARTS PRESENTS: “Awww Venice” Original Oils by Bobbi K Samples

NOW FEATURING: EMERGING ARTIST, ROBERT ADAMS IV

Bobbi K Samples became an artist later in life, roughly 15 years ago. She took two lessons, and the rest was history! She ended up creating 85 paintings in her first year of painting. In Samples’ words, “I couldn’t stop – since then, my style has evolved with me. That said, my husband says I now choreograph with my hands instead of my feet, which was from an earlier dance career.”

Bobbi’s “dance of paints” is a very specific performance, as she only paints with oil on gallery wrapped canvas. Artistically, she believes that the sides of a painting should be a part of the creation itself. She hopes that the viewer can, in a way, anticipate her paintings merely by walking up to their side this way. In terms of process, Samples tends to start each paining with a large flexible brush and then finishes with different sizes and shapes of pallet knives. Her trade secret, she proudly claims, is utilizing her favorite knife to finish a piece (her husband’s putty knife from his toolbox!).

For November, Bobbi K Samples will showcase her distinctive work detailing her August adventures in Venice, Italy. This showcase will be at Nickel Plate Arts in the Stephenson House from Nov 1st to Nov 30th. Samples says that “Nickel Plate Arts has truly benefited my art hobby by helping transition into an art career,” and hopes that all visitors to the venue will truly anticipate a “Venetian Experience” at her reception!

She invites you to wear a Venetian mask, enter into a drawing for a piece of original art, and stop by her opening reception on First Friday, November 1st from 6pm to 9pm.

UPDATE: Emerging artist, Robert Adams IV, will also be showcasing with Bobbi K Samples during the month of November in the Stephenson House Gallery.

Adams is an evolving contemporary painter, primarily focusing on works on canvas as well as on mixed media and printmaking paper. While Adams typically employs acrylics in his work, he’s not opposed to using house paints!

Robert attended Indiana University Bloomington where he studied Art History and Fashion Design. Outside of school, Adams interns at Dimensions Gallery in Bloomington, IN. He says, “when I’m not painting, I write poetry and play the guitar too!”

Koda Witsken
kwitsken@nickelplatearts.org