About Alice Dobbin Alice Ann Dobbin is a resident of Sapphire Valley, NC and Charleston, SC. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was selected to attend special classes for the artistically gifted at Carnegie Mellon University while still in elementary school. She obtained her art degree from Washington and Jefferson College where she graduated magna cum laude and was honored with the prestigious Beta Scholar designation by the president of the college. Former art history professor, Hugh Taylor, called her one of the most significant art historians he had known and described her style at that time as reminiscent of Mary Cassatt. Dobbin was an adjunct professor of art at Washington and Jefferson College for several years. For the past thirty years she has focused on her profession as an oil painter and has authored two books. Dobbin transcends conventional realism with her soft and lyrical paintings. Her painting style is impressionistic, often using heavy impasto applied with the palette knife. Her light-infused landscapes evoke a feeling of tranquility that is almost spiritual and invite the viewer to share her passion for reverence for nature. She refined her classical skills by studying with contemporary masters such as John Seerey Lester, but her earliest artistic influence was Eugene Delacroix, a French Romantic Realist who preceded and influenced impressionists. She was intrigued by his ability to convey emotion and character as well as his emphasis on color, motion and expressive brush strokes. Aspects of his Baroque elegance can often be seen in her work. Alice Dobbin is a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Women Painters of the Southeast and formerly, a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation. She has been featured in American Art Collectors Magazine, Charleston Style & Design and the 2012 edition of The Best in American Landscapes. Her work has been included in the Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition, Art of the Hunt, and in a solo exhibition at the MacCallum More Museum in Virginia. She was also selected for the Oil Painters of America Salon of Traditional Oils in Petosky, MI and the 14th National Exhibition of the American Impressionist Society in Charleston, SC. Her work was also juried into the 2014 Women Painters of the Southeast annual exhibition in Greensboro, GA. Her collectors can be counted among doctors, legal firms, business owners, government officials and professionals from all walks of life and all parts of the world, including a former US president. Public collections include the Washington and Jefferson College Permanent Collection, the George Ranch Historical Park, Richmond, TX, Church Street Inn, Charleston, SC and Ellington at Wachesaw East Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC.