Bobbie Suratt paints in an impressionistic style, most often from life. She uses light in her portraits, still life and landscapes to convey mood and emotion. She finds colors in her subjects that a camera often misses, using warm and cool tones to give form and depth.
Bobbie has worked with clay, fabric, watercolor, pastel, acrylics and oils. She has always had a desire to express herself creatively, but has focused on oils since 2005. She loves the viscosity and texture of the paint, the depth of color and the permanence of the medium.
Bobbie currently lives with her husband in Wellesley, MA. They have also had the opportunity to live in Asia and Europe. This experience of living abroad and traveling has enriched both her life and her art. She has two grown children and five grandchildren who light up her life.
BFA, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1969
Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT, 1989, 2004
Camden School of Art, London, England, 1990 – 1993
Classes with Mieko Minazumi, Tokyo, Japan, 2000 – 2002
The Art Students League, NYC, 2005-2006
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 2006 – 2009
The Cambridge Studio Center, 2010 – 2015
Village Arts of Putney, Putney, VT, 2013, 2014
Eli Cedrone’s Studio, 2015 – 2017
Jeanne Rossier Smith Studio, 2016 – 2017
Portrait Society of America
Wellesley Society of Artists
Needham Art Association
Concord Art Association
Framingham Artists Guild