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Bobbi Pratte is an award winning landscape painter who is currently living in the Washington DC area. Her work can be found in many public and private collections.

In addition to oil painting, Bobbi works in the mediums of watercolor and printmaking.

Her paintings are moody in their realism, with a mosaic vibration of light. Often the figure or a suggestion of human presence is included. Her strong design background has led to her philosophy that good composition is the key to a successful painting.

An avid traveler, Bobbi has painted in many parts of the US and abroad including Italy, Greece and New Zealand. She has been inspired by the work of artists Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Rockwell Kent, who traveled extensively and started their careers in the world of illustration.

An honors graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, Bobbi was a freelance illustrator for many years before turning to the fine arts. Her clients included The Washington Post, The National Park Service, National Geographic, Pepsi, Microsoft, The Seattle Mariners, The National Wildlife Federation and the Smithsonian Institution among others. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Society of Illustrators in NYC.

A devoted educator she has worked for over 30 years at such institutions as The Corcoran School of Art, NVCC and Montgomery College. She has taught drawing, painting, design, color theory, painting and computer graphics. She currently teaches landscape painting at The Art League School located in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria VA. She also conducts travel workshops.

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